World Peace agrees to play for Knicks

Metta World Peace has agreed to a two-year contract with the New York Knicks, multiple media outlets reported Monday.

World Peace, who cleared waivers Sunday after being amnestied by the Los Angeles Lakers, confirmed the deal himself in an interview with MSG Network.

"I want to do things that's hard," he said in the interview. "That's the challenge of being challenged. We all know it's the hardest place to win... Why not take on something that's hard?"

According to an report, World Peace said, "I don't care if I'm starting, or sweeping the floors. You hear me? I want to win." reported that the first year of the deal is guaranteed and is worth about $1.6 million per season. It includes a player option for the second year.

The Lakers still owe World Peace $7.3 million in the coming season.

Earlier, World Peace had expressed interest in playing for the Clippers or heading overseas to Shanghai.

Last season for the Lakers, World Peace, 33, averaged 12.4 points and 5.0 rebounds in 75 games, including 66 starts.