Knicks make offer to PG Prigioni: Report

Argentina's Pablo Prigioni and Leonardo Gutierrez celebrate at the end of their game against Brazil...

Argentina's Pablo Prigioni and Leonardo Gutierrez celebrate at the end of their game against Brazil during FIBA Basketball World Championship in Istanbul September 7, 2010. (Sergio Perez/REUTERS)

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The New York Knicks are reportedly close to an agreement with 35-year-old point guard Pablo Prigioni.

A member of Argentina’s Olympic team, Prigioni met with coach Mike Woodson and general manager Glen Grunwald over two days in June and had a one-year offer from his Spanish team, Unicaja Laboral.

Sport Newspaper Ole reported Wednesday that Prigioni would sign with the Knicks, who were offering a one-year deal worth roughly the veteran’s minimum salary of $1.3 million.

The Knicks attempted to sign him three years ago, but weren’t able to come to terms.

Prigioni would join a roster with several point guards, including veteran Jason Kidd, Jeremy Lin and Iman Shumpert. Shumpert is likely to be out until mid-January recovering from left knee surgery.


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