The Knicks announced Tuesday the signing of the Argentine point guard Pablo Prigioni to a one-year contract.
Prigioni, who is 6 feet 3 inches, will make $473,000, the N.B.A. minimum. Prigioni is known for his passing and his ability to run pick-and-roll plays. He is expected to help the Knicks off the bench and solidify the backcourt.
The Knicks, who recently lost Jeremy Lin to the Houston Rockets, also recently signed the point guards Raymond Felton and Jason Kidd. The team is expected to sign shooting guard Ronnie Brewer to a one-year deal later in the week. Brewer wrote on his Twitter account Tuesday that he would be joining the Knicks.
Prigioni is a member of the Argentine men’s national basketball team that will compete at the London Olympics. On Sunday, Prigioni played against his new teammates Carmelo Anthony and Tyson Chandler when Argentina lost, 86-80, to the United States in an exhibition game in Barcelona, Spain. Prigioni finished with 8 points, 6 assists and 5 rebounds in 33 minutes of play.
Prigioni, 35, has spent most of his career playing in Argentina and Spain. He played the last three seasons with Real Madrid in Spain.
He has twice been a second-team All-Euroleague selection and was a member of the Argentine men’s national team that won the bronze medal at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.
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