HoopsHype Pablo Prigioni rumors

May 11, 2013 Updates

Do you want to come back here and play next year? Pablo Prigioni: (Chuckles) I just can say I feel really good now in the end of the season. I’m happy I can help the team with my game. I’m focused on finish the season and playing my best basketball and try to do all I can to push the team to win, When the season’s finished, I have time to think what I want to do next year. I don’t want to think about now because I will lose my focus. New York Post

Does (JR Smith) seem like he’s focused? Pablo Prigioni: Yes, yes, definitely, definitely. I think when he have this incident with (Jason) Terry in the first round, maybe that make him lose the focus for a couple of games, but I think he’s ready to go back on his level. New York Post

May 10, 2013 Updates

Pablo Prigioni's agent, George Bass, told ESPNNewYork.com on Friday that the Argentine point guard "is interested in returning to the Knicks" for a second season. "Pablo really enjoyed himself here, and he has interest in playing again next year," Bass said. "He's fallen in love with New York, there's no doubt. The Knicks are just a first-class organization, so it's been good all the way around." ESPN.com

When Prigioni was recently asked about his plans for 2013-14, he said his focus was "playing in the playoffs, in important games." At season's end, Prigioni will likely fly back to his home in Alicante, Spain, and weigh his decision there with his family. Before the NBA, he spent 17 years playing professionally in Spain and Argentina. ESPN.com

While another team could present Prigioni a higher contract, the Knicks could match any offer being that he's restricted. Two league insiders believe Prigioni's max value could be around $2 million based on his success down the stretch this season and into the playoffs. "I do believe there will be other teams that will have interest in him, but you never know how much interest," Bass said. "If somebody came along and offered him more money, then that's a whole different story." ESPN.com

May 9, 2013 Updates

What advice did you give Pablo before he signed? Luis Scola: I told him, 'I think you should go and I will push hard for you. I think it's the best thing for you and your career.' Not only that, I thought New York was the perfect team for him. The team has such great players like J.R. Smith and Carmelo [Anthony], and they have a great pick-and-roll player in Tyson Chandler. I'm not surprised they play well with him on the court. ESPN.com

May 8, 2013 Updates

"Raymond went out, he came in and he stepped up big time," Carmelo Anthony said. "Tonight, Pablo was spectacular on both ends of the court. He controlled the game, he controlled the ball, and on the defensive end, he pressured the ball and he got us getting up and pressuring the ball as a team." ESPN.com

April 25, 2013 Updates

Pablo Prigioni admitted his ankle was "maybe 75 to 80 percent". Why he said he had to play in Game 2: "I can't stay one more game out," Prigioni said after playing 17:35 and posting five assists with 0 turnovers. "I want to play." Prigioni rolled his ankle in the final game of the regular season a week ago today. "Normally, I recover fast from injuries," he said, but the ankle swelled up on him. It caused him to miss Game 1 of the playoffs, which was last Saturday. Sulia

April 23, 2013 Updates

Jared Zwerling: Prigioni is still probable for Game 2. A definite decision should come around 6:30 tonight when Woodson addresses the media. #Knicks Twitter @JaredZwerling

April 22, 2013 Updates
April 21, 2013 Updates

Al Iannazzone: Woodson said he doesn't know yet about Prigioni for Game 2. He will know more tomorrow when the Knicks return to practice. Twitter @Al_Iannazzone

Knicks coach Mike Woodson said if yesterday had been a Game 7, starting guard Pablo Prigioni likely would have suited up on his balky right ankle in the first-round playoff opener against the Celtics. Woodson said he believes Prigioni will be ready for Game 2 on Tuesday. New York Post

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