Odds & Ends: Prigioni, Burke, Hinrich

Pablo Prigioni should be returning to the Knicks lineup in time for Monday’s game with the Nets, and he may be starting alongside Raymond Felton, writes Ian Begley of ESPN New York.com. This would shift Carmelo Anthony to the power forward position, and Andrea Bargnani to the bench. Last season, the Knicks went 15-1 when Prigioni started alongside Felton. Moving Bargnani to the bench will also help the Knicks’ depth, with both Amar’e Stoudemire and Kenyon Martin sidelined for two weeks with ankle injuries, writes Marc Berman of The New York Post.

More notes from around the league:

  • Coaching under Gregg Popvich, a future Hall-of-Famer, is a great start to securing a head coaching position in the NBA. Current Spurs assistant Ime Udoka is working his way towards that goal, writes Kerry Eggers of The Portland Tribune.
  • Trey Burke reflected on his brief time as a member of the Timberwolves. His stint as a member of that franchise lasted all of five minutes on draft night, before being traded for Shabazz Muhammad. Burke spoke to Jody Genessy of Deseret News, about his surprise at being drafted by a team that already had Ricky Rubio and J.J. Barea on the roster. He also touched on his thoughts on how his rookie campaign is going so far with the Jazz, and how being passed over by the Pistons felt.
  • Kirk Hinrich says that while he expects to play next season, he’s just not sure where that will be. What he does know is that he wants to finish the season with the Bulls, writes K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune.  Hinrich’s contract is up at the end of this season and he has been the focus of trade rumors lately.

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