Pablo Prigioni announced his retirement via his personal and verified Twitter account in a lengthy note after a stint with his old team in Spain. The 39-year-old, known for his competitive nature, outlined how difficult it was to come to terms that his playing days are now behind him.
The now-former point guard signed with Saski Baskonia nearly two months after the Rockets released him. Prigioni first played with Baskonia before making the jump to the NBA several years ago. Prigioni joined the NBA as a 35-year-old rookie with the Knicks in 2012. He was a solid backup for two and a half seasons with New York, and was then traded to the Rockets. He was then shipped to the Nuggets, waived by Denver, signed by the Clippers, and then signed by the Rockets this past summer before going back overseas.
In 270 career regular-season NBA games, Prigioni averaged 3.5 PPG and 2.8 APG in 16.9 minutes per contest, with a solid shooting line of .425/.379/.872. He also appeared in 33 postseason games, including 17 with the Rockets during the club’s run to the Western Conference Finals in 2015.