Metta World Peace joins Cantu for remainder of season

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Former NBA champion Metta World Peace has signed for Italian side Cantu until the end of the season, it has been confirmed. 

World Peace inked a deal with Cantu and is expected in Italy towards the end of the week. 

He is expected to be introduced to the media this week, but it is unclear exactly what day that will be.

World Peace, formally Ron Artest was selected by the Chicago Bulls with the 16th pick of the 1999 Draft and has since gone on to win an NBA championship with the Los Angeles Lakers in 2010. 

The veteran then moved to China last summer and joined the Sichuan Blue Whales, but was replaced in December by Daniel Orton due to a knee injury.

John Hobbs contributed to this report.