Pablo Prigioni Wants To Stay In NBA

May 22 2013 at 3:32pm CDT By Zach Links

MAY 22nd: Prigioni would rather stay with the Knicks rather than returning to the Spanish League, tweets Julian Mozo of En Ole (via Twitter).  "If I can choose, I prefer to play in United States and stay in the NBA," said the guard.  

MAY 20th: Knicks guard Pablo Prigioni may leave the NBA to return to Spain, a source tells Marc Berman of the New York Post.  The veteran purposely signed a one-year deal with the Knicks last offseason to feel out how his young family liked being in New York and it would appear that his wife would like to return to Europe after a test drive in the states.  It sounds as though we may not hear a decision from Prigioni anytime soon, however. 

I think it’s not the moment to talk about [my NBA future] now,’’ Prigioni said after Saturday's loss. “It’s painful to lose. It’s painful to start the vacation now. This is about the team. Now I stay quiet.

The 35-year-old has spoken openly about the idea of returning to the Spanish League but his agent recently said that his client is interested in re-signing with the Knicks.  Prigioni earned just $473K in his first NBA season.  In 16.2 minutes per contest, the veteran averaged 3.5 PPG with 3.0 APG and 1.8 RPG.

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