Nov 13, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; New York Knicks small forward Metta World Peace (51) dribbles down the court in the first half against the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Are the Miami Heat willing to sign Metta World Peace?

After the Los Angeles Clippers picked up both Glen Davis and Danny Granger, and the Oklahoma City Thunder swooped in to snatch Caron Butler, there aren’t many options left for the Miami Heat in the “buyout” pool of free agents.

And if the Heat are still willing to sign a February free agent, it’s looking more and more like it’ll have to be Metta World Peace. It actually wouldn’t be too bad of an option.

[Basketball Insiders]

He has cleared waivers and is now an unrestricted free agent, but teams aren’t lining up to sign him. World Peace would like to join the Miami HEAT, Oklahoma City Thunder or San Antonio Spurs. However, Jeff McDonald of the San Antonio Express-News says that the Spurs aren’t interested, so that removes one team from World Peace’s wish list. It remains to be seen if Miami or OKC have any interest.

World Peace is a solid signing that could backup Shane Battier and LeBron James in spots for the rest of the season and into the playoffs. He’s not going to log big minutes, heck no one that the Heat wanted to sign in February was going to contribute big minutes. What the Heat need right now is spot players. That’s exactly the type of player that World Peace can be for this team.

If the Heat want to make a move before the stretch run, this is looking like their only option. If all else fails, they could start him off with a 10-day contract and go from there.


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