The former Los Angeles Lakers player cleared waivers late Sunday afternoon to make him an unrestricted free agent and the Knicks have reached out to him, according to a source.
Knicks coach Mike Woodson said Sunday that he welcomed the potential addition of World Peace.
“I know his name has been surfacing out there,” Woodson said in a recent interview in Las Vegas. “I can coach any player. I coached guys from 18-, 19-, 20-year-old young men, and built a team in Atlanta, and that’s tough for a first-time coach. So I experienced that, and I don’t think there’s a player I can’t coach if he’s willing to be coached. … If anybody comes to this team, they’ve got to understand it’s all about team, man. It’s not about individuals here, it’s not about me as a coach. It’s about the New York franchise trying to win an NBA title. If you understand that, then we’ve got a chance.”
Last week, the Lakers waived World Peace using the amnesty provision.