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Knicks to Buy Out World Peace, Udrih

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The New York Knicks season continues to spiral downward.

On Saturday morning, Metta World Peace reported his agent, Marc Cornstein is working with the Knicks on a buy out that would allow the disgruntled veteran to sign elsewhere.

World Peace signed a two-year deal with the Knicks last summer that would pay him $1.6 million per season, with a player option in the second year. In 29 appearances this season, the former All-Star was averaging just 4.8 points and 2 rebounds in limited time, playing under 14 minutes per contest.

Shortly after the announcement, Ian Begley of ESPN New York reported that guard Beno Udrih is also in discussions to cut ties with his soon-to-be former team.

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Udrih, who is also represented by Cornstein is close to a buy out agreement with the Knicks as well. The 31-year-old requested a trade from the Knicks in late January after frustration about his role on the team, as Begley points out. He signed with the Knicks this summer for the veterans minimum of $1.27 million.

In 31 games this season, Udrih is averaging 5.6 points and 3.5 rebounds in almost 19 minutes per contest.

The Knicks have been one of the league’s biggest disappointments and sit toward the bottom of the Eastern Conference with a record 21-34. Led by free agent to-be Carmelo Anthony, the team is 4.5 games back of the Atlanta Hawks for the eight-seed in the conference.

 

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