MWP has struggled with injuries and playing time this year.
New York Knicks star Metta World Peace could reportedly be open to being traded by the franchise given his lack of playing time this season.
Having arrived from the Los Angeles Lakers this past summer, the 34-year-old has struggled to have the impact that he would have hoped for.
Injuries have disrupted his chances of becoming a regular part of the rotation, although speculation suggests that coach Mike Woodson has not been keen on playing him which has ultimately led to lengthy spells on the bench.
The Knicks have underachieved this season and are still chasing a place in the playoffs, and it would appear that they are expected to be busy ahead of the trade deadline on February 20.
“He didn’t sign up for this,” a source told Marc Berman of the New York Post.
However, the risk is that World Peace may struggle to find any interested parties at this stage of his career and a lack of playing time has not allowed him the chance to show that he still has the ability to contribute to a winning team.
“That’s up to my agent. I don’t worry about it. I’m optimistic about my future…I’m not going to complain,” he was quoted as saying earlier this month.
World Peace has insisted that he can still provide something as he nears the end of his career, but it appears as though his long-term future does not lie in the Big Apple.
The Knicks are undoubtedly going to focus on re-signing Carmelo Anthony to a long-term deal this summer, and depending on his situation it could have effects on the rest of the team.