NBA • Metta World Peace is coming home to play for the New York Knicks. World Peace confirmed Monday that he had agreed to a two-year, $3.2 million deal with the team. The small forward became a free agent Sunday when he was not claimed after the Los Angeles Lakers waived him Friday. The Los Angeles Clippers also expressed interest. In 75 games last season, he averaged 12.4 points and five rebounds.
World Peace grew up in Queens and played two seasons at St. John's.
• The new-look Atlanta Hawks signed two-time All-Star Elton Brand. The 34-year-old Brand averaged 7.2 points and 6.0 rebounds per game last season with the Dallas Mavericks. He played in 72 games, with 18 starts. While clearly not the player he once was, the Hawks intend to use the 6-foot-9 Brand in a backup role behind center Al Horford and power forward Paul Millsap.