Stupid question, right?
Metta World Peace is on the open market after being waived (and amnestied) by the Lakers, and reports indicate that one of the teams he could consider joining is Indiana.
However, you can take that news with a grain of salt considering that the Knicks, Clippers, Thunder, Heat, and Bulls are all on the potential suitors list, along with the eleven remaining NBA teams (Hawks, Sixers, Pistons, Magic, Kings, Bucks, Mavericks, Bobcats, Cavs, Suns, and Jazz) that still have salary cap space and can claim him off waivers. Essentially, half of the league is in-play for the services of World Peace.
World Peace still had a few Artest-like moments in L.A.
This Fall marks the nine-year anniversary of the Night That Everyone In Indiana Hates Talking About And Would Like To Forget Forever - an incident that may not have been started by Artest, but certainly escalated because of his actions. It’s been a long road back for the Pacers’ franchise over those eight seasons as the team has completely restored its image off-the-court, and is finally (and very slowly) starting to bring fans back through the turnstiles. Re-hashing memories of that night in Detroit and the Pacers’ fall from grace isn’t worth whatever on-court contribution that World Peace could make for the Blue and Gold. However, despite being a loose cannon, there’s no question that World Peace can help a team with his shooting/defending ability, and he’s a guy that plays hard every night.
With Chris Copeland (soon to be finalized), Donald Sloan, C.J. Watson, and draftee Solomon Hill already added, and Miles Plumlee expected to take Tyler Hansbrough’s spot on the bench, the Pacers are down to one open roster spot. However, with only about $2M to spend, it’s unlikely that they’ll make a big splash with that final signing. But, hey, on a slow news day, why not at least pose the question?