Metta World Peace cleared waivers today, which means we can sign anywhere he wants.
And where will that be?
The basketball world will stay glued to his Twitter feed awaiting word. But a warning: Ron-Ron likes to fool around on Twitter. So take everything he tweets with a grain of salt.
That being said, nobody should put it past MWP to actually sign with the Shanghai Sharks, owned by Yao Ming. He could spend an entire season in China, then return to the NBA after the CBA playoffs end in March.
Great talks with YAO. What a great guy. #Shanghai
— Metta World Peace (@MettaWorldPeace) July 14, 2013
There were 11 teams with enough space under the salary cap to put in a waiver claim on MWP, and none did. (The Knicks are over the cap and were unable to bid. More on that here.)
By the way, in case you were wondering, the deadline for teams to amnesty players is Monday.
And in case you missed it, the Lakers sent out this tweet to thank him for being part of the historic 2010 championship run when they amnestied MWP late last week:
In the days since, MWP has said he was interested in playing for the Knicks and the Knicks only. Then there were rumors that the Clippers were in the mix — rumors that got shot down over the weekend. MWP has even said playing indoor football was his desire.
Right now, who knows what his final decision will be? Perhaps this tweet has significant meaning, or maybe it’s nothing. For now, let’s sit back and enjoy the excitement.
Never a dull day in Metta’s world.
Brett Poirier is a contributor to SheridanHoops.com. Follow him on Twitter.