Pablo Prigioni RumorsAll NBA Players
Height: 6-3 / 1.91
Weight:179 lbs. / 81.6 kg.
Height: 6-3 / 1.91
Weight:179 lbs. / 81.6 kg.
As Eurohoops reported Houston is waiting Llull with open arms and a three year contract. The player according to Eurohoops sources is near his final decision. With Real winning the championship title in Spain, the best season during the last 41 of the club’s glorious history will be completed. The “Whites” are on the verge of winning four trophies on the same season, counting also the Euroleague, the Spanish Copa Del Rey and the Spanish Supercopa. Llull has nothing else to prove and the next big challenge for him will be Houston, where he can evolve even to the starting point guard, since on the roster at the moment only veteran Pablo Prigioni is left and nobody knows what will be the future of Pat Beverley.
According to a source, the Cavaliers made a big pitch at the trade deadline for Knicks point guard Pablo Prigioni . The Knicks instead dealt Prigioni to Houston with a trade exception for a package that included Alexey Shved and two second-rounders. Prigioni helped Houston in the wake of Patrick Beverly’s injury and could have come in handy for the Cavaliers after the loss of Kyrie Irving.
“I jump on the court and try to compete,” said Prigioni, whose 38th birthday coincided with the Rockets’ 113-100 victory against the Clippers. “I’m a very unselfish guy and I’m not thinking to score or take shots. I can do a lot of things on the court. … I try to do everything I can to help the team win.” For the Rockets to take Game 7 and steal the series from the Clippers, they needed 31 points from James Harden, 16 points and 15 rebounds from Dwight Howard, and 37 combined points from Josh Smith and Trevor Ariza. They also needed Prigioni, who captured the resiliency and intensity of a squad that refused to cave when nearly every single fan, critic and supporter let go of 2014-15 near the end of the third quarter of Game 6. “Those plays that Pablo made … turn the events of a game and helped us prevail,” said Harden, whose face became animated when Prigioni’s name was mentioned.
Prigioni said he may look to play one more pro season, but admitted it likely will be back in Spain. Then it’s onto coaching. He feels the triangle principles he absorbed were enlightening. “It was a great experience, something I never played, and it was good because I want to try to coach,’’ Prigioni said. “I think I have it in my blood. Phil just started the job. To build a championship team, you can’t do it one year.’’
After Jackson’s January fire sale, Prigioni’s started getting DNPs. Prigioni had one year at $1.7 million remaining on his pact, but just $300,00 guaranteed. “When I saw how things were going, it was so clear they were looking more to next season, the summer,’’ Prigioni said. “I felt myself at 38, I have no future on the team. I talked to Derek [Fisher] and told him my desire to send me somewhere so I can enjoy probably my last year in the league. At the deadline it was good for me and the team because they’re looking for young guys to build for the next five years.’’
Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey announced today that the team has acquired K.J. McDaniels and Pablo Prigioni in trades with the New York Knicks and Philadelphia 76ers. In exchange for McDaniels, the Rockets sent Isaiah Canaan and a 2015 second round pick to Philadelphia. Houston held the lesser of the 2015 Minnesota Timberwolves and Denver Nuggets second round picks, and will convey it to Philadelphia as part of the deal. In exchange for Prigioni, the Rockets sent Alexey Shved and their 2017 and 2019 second round picks to New York.
Prigioni has one year left on his pact, but only $300,000 of his $1.7 million is guaranteed. “No, no, no,’’ Prigioni, who missed his second straight game with a hip injury on Friday, said when asked if he was intrigued about playing in a new American city. “I’m just focused here. “No reason to think about it, it’s directly out of our hands. I focus on the next practice, supporting the guys, keep moving on. Just focusing on the team and give my best. In the summer we will see. Now just focusing on our team.”
Prigioni, who has not played in any of the last three games, tweeted in Spanish to confirm he suffered a hip injury at practice. Regrettably, the Spanish translation through Google translator mistakenly stated Prigioni tweeting he had a stroke. Prigioni, 37, is a top candidate to be traded by the Feb. 19 deadline for a much-needed second-round pick.
The Cavaliers and Pistons each have need for a backup point guard and the Knicks have a need for second-round picks. They have traded all their second-round picks until 2019. A league source told The Post last week the Knicks feel Prigioni has value.
Pablo Prigioni was a late scratch Tuesday night, with the Knicks announcing a sudden hip injury 20 minutes before tipoff of their game with the Celtics. The team had not disclosed the injury during Derek Fisher’s pregame press conference, leading to speculation the club didn’t want to risk injuring Prigioni any further because it is trying to trade him. Prigioni sat on the bench in a suit as the Knicks lost, 108-97. According to a league source, Prigioni is on the trade block with the Feb. 19 deadline approaching.
The Knicks believe a marketplace exists for 37-year-old point guard Pablo Prigioni. According to a source, the Knicks have looked to trade the slow but steady point guard, seeing if they can unearth an asset such as a second-round pick. “He’s worth something,’’ one person familiar with the situation said.
As they continue to reshape their roster moving forward, the Knicks are looking to deal point guard Pablo Prigioni for a second-round draft pick, a league source told SNY.tv and The Knicks Blog. “They need someone to take him,” the source said, adding that the Clippers were interested but don’t own a second-round pick.
“For the last three months, we’ve heard from European teams interested in Pablo’s services,” agent Claudio Villanueva told HoopsHype. “We are not worried about his situation in New York. If something happens, it happens. Three of four clubs in Europe have reached out to us already, but we have not pursued anything there, of course. We just know there will be options available for him whatever happens.”
Carmelo Anthony has been the spokesman for the Knicks the past couple of years and has had some memorable words about their struggles. But one of the team’s most respected and least vocal players may have gotten right to the root of this team’s major issue. “Maybe we don’t have enough talent to win,” Pablo Prigioni said after the Knicks sank to 5-25 with Sunday’s 118-108 loss in Toronto.