Metta World Peace Reportedly Set to Be Amnestied by Los Angeles Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers reportedly will use their amnesty clause on forward Metta World Peace.

UPDATE: Tuesday, July 9, at 8:42 p.m. ET by Eric Ball

While World Peace has yet to comment on being potentially amnestied or retiring, a person close to him has already narrowed down his ideal destinations if the Lakers do indeed let him go according to Sam Amick of USA Today:

According to a person with knowledge of World Peace's situation, the list of teams that he would most like to play for starts with the New York Knicks and is followed in order by the Los Angeles Clippers, Brooklyn Nets, Chicago Bulls, Miami Heat, Oklahoma City Thunder, San Antonio Spurs and the Indiana Pacers---End of update---

UPDATE: Tuesday, July 9, at 7:00 p.m. ET by Ian Hanford's Adam Zagoria reports the latest on World Peace's plans if he is amnestied by the Lakers:

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UPDATE: Tuesday, July 9, at 3:11 p.m. ET by Eric Ball

While World Peace has yet to officially be amnestied by the Lakers, rumors are already swirling around where the 33-year-old will land. Jared Zwerling of spoke with one of MWP's closest friends about the situation:

Amid rumors that Metta World Peace will be released by the Los Angeles Lakers via the amnesty clause, his longtime friend and head of his foundation, Jose Morales, said the forward "hopes to land with the Knicks."

The Lakers can't make an official amnesty move until Wednesday, and sources told ESPN Tuesday that the team hasn't made a decision. World Peace's camp told ESPN that the team also told them that no decision has been made.

Marc Spears of Yahoo! Sports later added there is mutual interest regarding World Peace coming back to the east coast:

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