Emiliano Carchia: OFFICIAL: Pablo Prigioni announced his retirement
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Pablo Prigioni is back with Baskonia. The experienced point guard returns to the Basque team after his years in the NBA.
But there’s also an other reason that made him say “no” to offers by clubs, as he reveals. “Some teams from Europe called me when I was a free agent, but I said no. Me and my wife decided to come to Argentina and spend some time together because I hadn’t been able to do it for a long time. We stayed in Houston for three weeks and we came back to Argentina for the holidays. I will be there until the first days of January when we will go to Spain so that the boys will begin school there. And then I’ll consider playing from January to the end of the season.”
As reported by Gigantes del Basket, Spanish powerhouse Barcelona is interested in bringing back Pablo Prigioni to Spain. The point-guard, recently waived by the Rockets, could be the right addition for the team, considering that they have lost Pau Ribas. Prigioni is considering the proposal and will take time to make a decision.
Calvin Watkins: Mike D’Antoni told reporters today it was hard to release Pablo Prigioni. Expect to see Tyler Ennis get some minutes at point guard behind James Harden.
Mark Berman: NBA sources confirm #Rockets waived guard Pablo Prigioni.
Shams Charania: Sources: The Rockets changed course on point guard release: waived Pablo Prigioni, kept Tyler Ennis.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Free agent guard Pablo Prigioni has reached agreement on a two-year deal with Houston, league sources tell @TheVertical.
Adrian Wojnarowski: For Prigioni, the second-year on the Houston deal is a team option, league source said.
Pablo Prigioni: My priority is to play one more year in the NBA. (…) I don’t know if I’ll have options, but I’d like to return to the Clippers. If not, maybe I’d consider playing in Europe.
Doc Rivers would not get into specifics, other than to say his son is one of the players on the team he expects will “get deals this summer, and we’re hoping they’re here.” The salary cap is an issue. The Clippers — not including player options — have roughly $78 million in guaranteed contracts for 2016-17, when the cap is expected to rise to about $89 million. Jamal Crawford, Luc Mbah a Moute, Jeff Green, Pablo Prigioni and Jeff Ayers are free agents and Cole Aldrich and Wes Johnson have player options, so there are those considerations.
Shams Charania: Free agent guard Pablo Prigioni has reached agreement on a deal with the Los Angeles Clippers, league source tells RealGM.
Prigioni, 38, the Argentinian point guard who the Knicks traded to Houston near the deadline for Alexey Shved and a couple of second round picks, was dealt to Denver in the weekend Ty Lawson swap and subsequently waived by the Nuggets. But league sources said neither the Nets or Knicks have interest.
As far as an NBA return to New York for Pablo Prigioni is concerned, it is a case of been there, done that for the Knicks while the Nets simply do not want to go there despite an apparent desire for a third point guard. Prigioni, 38, the Argentinian point guard who the Knicks traded to Houston near the deadline for Alexey Shved and a couple of second round picks, was dealt to Denver in the weekend Ty Lawson swap and subsequently waived by the Nuggets. But league sources said neither the Nets or Knicks have interest.
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September 18, 2021 | 12:10 pm EDT Update
The Rockets have officially re-signed guard Dante Exum and waived Tyler Bey to create a roster space for him, according to the NBA’s transactions log. Hoops Rumors’ JD Shaw was the first to report the Bey transaction (Twitter link). With John Wall not expected to play for the team this season as it seeks to trade him, the Rockets were in the market for another point guard. The Rockets’ interest in Exum surfaced on Tuesday.
When the Timberwolves traded up to get Leandro Bolmaro last November in the 2020 NBA Draft (yes, it was less than a year ago… it still feels weird), the question was would it be a year or two before Bolmaro came over from Barcelona to play in the NBA. The answer is one. Minnesota reached a deal and Bolmaro will be with the Timberwolves in training camp, the team announced Saturday. This is not a surprise; he was expected to come over this season. He will be playing on a rookie scale contract.
September 18, 2021 | 8:54 am EDT Update
There are reports that Anthony Davis will play center for the Los Angeles Lakers this coming season with LeBron James taking the power forward position. In the past AD said that he does not love playing the five but can do it if needed. Lakers legend James Worthy thinks that the best option is to use the former number one pick in the post. “I think initiating Anthony Davis in the post is the best option,” Worthy said on Spectrum SportsNet. “I’ve never been one of those players to say ‘I don’t wanna play three, I wanna play four. I wanna play.’ I don’t know what the problem is, maybe who he defends or where he is on the floor. I think the five is a good spot for him. Because other fives don’t have a shot at guarding him.
“You want to make opponents make adjustments. Him at the five shooting three is going to pull Gobert out and they’re going to have to put somebody small on him and he can take advantage of that. I think he needs to look at what position best suits the team and what position best suits how they wanna play before he just says ‘Ahh, one or the other.’”
When these outlandish claims air nationally, it doesn’t take long to go viral on social media. When it does, everyone talks about it and shares it everywhere. When the comments are negative, it can result in fans saying disrespectful things, but this comment did something different. “You got a bunch of white kids that repeat ‘I want Iguodala!’ all the time. That’s just a cool thing about it. But when you break down real basketball. Nah, I wouldn’t do that,” the Warriors vet furthered.
Scottie Barnes: I remember walking into the green room after Adam Silver called my name, and some people from the front office were waiting for me. We were shaking hands, and making introductions, and I was so excited I could barely get the words out. But there was one main thing that I really wanted to get across about myself: I’m ready to work. Not ease into it, not half-do things or make excuses because I’m one of the new guys. I’m ready to work. I’m ready to grind. I’m ready to WIN. And I could tell that the feeling was definitely mutual. So, to the fans, I want y’all to hear it straight from me: I couldn’t be happier to be here in Toronto.