The Knicks made it official with point guard Pablo Prigioni, announcing he has re-signed. The 36-year-old Argentine signed for two years guaranteed, starting at $1.5 million of the Knicks mini-midlevel exception. The third year is non-guaranteed. The Knicks made him a priority in free agency because they thought the starting tandem of him and Raymond Felton was an avenue they may explore again this season. Prigioni was inserted into the starting lineup March 18th and the Knicks won 13 straight. “We are very excited to have Pablo back in a Knicks uniform,'' Knicks GM Glen Grunwald said in a statement. "He is one of our catalysts on both the offensive and defensive end. His tenacity, leadership and experience played an integral role in our team’s success down the stretch, and into the postseason.” The Knicks believed they had to give Prigioni a healthy part of the mini midlevel to prevent him from going back to the Spanish League. The Post reported in May his wife was leaning toward going back to Spain. Because they may lean toward starting Prigioni and Felton again, they need a third point guard from free agency. Chris Smith is the starting point guard on the summer-league team but they don't view him as being able to be in the rotation this season.
Knicks make Prigioni re-signing official
New York Post | Jul 10