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Report: Knicks offer Pablo Prigioni two-year deal

Jul 3, 2013, 11:03 AM EDT

Pablo Prigioni AP

As a 36-year-old NBA rookie (after a long career in Europe), Pablo Prigioni was good for the Knicks. The ball movement and spacing was just better with him on the court. For example, the Knicks best +/- lineup last season that played at least 40 minutes was one with Prigioni, Carmelo Anthony, Tyson Chandler, Steve Novak and J.R. Smith.

So the Knicks want to keep him around and have offered him a two-year contract, according to a tweet from Argentinian basketball site Pick-and-Roll. Prigioni is a restricted free agent.

Prigioni made just under a million last season, this offer likely is in that ballpark.

Prigioni said at the end of the season he would like to be in New York again, but would consider a return to Europe or just to retire. We’ll see how badly he wants to return to New York.

  1. sportsstar4u - Jul 3, 2013 at 11:14 AM

    who?

  2. tk41 - Jul 3, 2013 at 11:17 AM

    Heck of a player at his age – skilled, productive, minimal mistakes. Shame he didn’t come over a decade earlier, his style of play would have made him pretty darn popular.

  3. eboneseagles - Jul 3, 2013 at 11:17 AM

    For people who don’t follow other teams, he actually started their last 15 or so games and really got them off to nice ball movement to start games. He was a lot better than Kidd was for the last month of the season.

    • fanofevilempire - Jul 3, 2013 at 11:53 AM

      Pablo shooooooooooot it!
      good move to bring him back.

    • turdfurgerson68 - Jul 3, 2013 at 12:07 PM

      That’s not saying much as Kidd was clearly washed up last season.

      Pablo ain’t bad but c’mon, he is what he is…a back-up PG who’ll get abused by quicker guards.

      • kpatrick51 - Jul 3, 2013 at 4:11 PM

        You clearly didn’t watch much of Pablo this past season. What he lacks in quickness he more than makes up for with terrific passing, a keen ability to steal the ball, specifically off the inbound pass following a basket, and just general smarts when it comes to the game. I sure hope the Knicks get him signed for a few more years. Even at his advanced age, dude can ball.

  4. pmx8411 - Jul 3, 2013 at 12:04 PM

    don’t mess with the wiley ol’ vet on the court

  5. doclolly - Jul 4, 2013 at 12:01 AM

    I love it when he pisses the other team off by trying to steal the ball of the inbound every time in like the 2nd/3rd quarter. Gotta love that Hustle

  6. gmsingh123 - Jul 4, 2013 at 8:09 AM

    You can never have too many guys named Pablo in basketball.

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