Los Angeles, CA

Ex-Los Angeles Lakers forward Metta World Peace lists the Los Angeles Clippers on the top of his preferred destinations.

Joining the Clippers allows him to play for a contender while avoiding the relocation that comes in signing up with his hometown New York Knicks, his previous preferred choice.

Both teams appear to have interest in adding World Peace, but would only be able to offer him a veteran's minimum contract of $1.4 million annually.

His list also includes, in order of preference, the Brooklyn Nets, Chicago Bulls, Miami Heat, Oklahoma City Thunder, San Antonio Spurs and the Indiana Pacers.

World Peace doesn't want to get picked up in the waiver process, which allows teams that are under the salary cap to bid for his services.

He would still be paid the $7.7 million he's owed in the final season of his deal by the Lakers, with the team that wins the bid would assume part of the cost.

If he is not claimed by another team during the two-day amnesty waiver period, he would become a free agent.

If a team puts a bid on him and World Peace chooses not to report, he would lose his salary, including money owed to him by the Lakers.

Thus his recent comments that his options are playing in China, retirement, arena football and coaching are seen as a mere warning to any non-contending team not to pick him off waivers.

World Peace averaged 12.4 points and 5.0 rebounds per game in 2012-13.


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