Prigioni with the Knicks
|No. 9 – Houston Rockets|
May 17, 1977 |
Río Tercero, Argentina
|Nationality||Argentine / Italian|
|Listed height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Listed weight||185 lb (84 kg)|
|NBA draft||1999 / Undrafted|
|1996–1998||Belgrano San Nicolás|
|2012–2015||New York Knicks|
|2015–2016||Los Angeles Clippers|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at NBA.com|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Pablo Prigioni (born May 17, 1977) is an Argentine-Italian professional basketball player for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). A two-time All-Euroleague selection, he was a member of the Argentina national team on their way to a bronze medal in the 2008 Summer Olympics.
Prigioni began his professional career with Ramallo of the Argentine LNB League during the 1995–96 season. He then moved to the Argentine club Belgrano San Nicolás. In 1998, he transferred to the Argentine club Obras Sanitarias. In 1999, he moved to the Spanish ACB League club Fuenlabrada, where he stayed until 2001.
In 2001, Prigioni joined the Spanish club Lucentum Alicante, and he played there until 2003. In 2003, Prigioni joined the Euroleague team Saski Baskonia. With Baskonia he won several titles, including: 3 Spanish King's Cups in the years 2004, 2006, 2009, 4 Spanish Supercups in the years 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and the Spanish Championship in 2008.
On July 24, 2012, Prigioni signed a one-year contract with the New York Knicks for the rookie minimum. At age 35, Prigioni became the oldest NBA rookie in history when he made his debut on November 2, 2012. He became the team's starting point guard for the last two months of the 2012–13 season, as well as for the playoffs. In Game 6 of the New York Knicks' first round playoff series against the Boston Celtics, Prigioni made 3 three-pointers in the first quarter. The Knicks won 88-80 to advance to the second round of the playoffs for the first time in 13 years.
On July 10, 2013, Prigioni re-signed with the Knicks.
On July 20, 2015, the Rockets traded Prigioni, Joey Dorsey, Nick Johnson, Kostas Papanikolaou, a 2016 first round draft pick, and cash considerations to the Denver Nuggets in exchange for Ty Lawson and a 2017 second round draft pick. Prigioni was immediately waived by Denver upon being acquired.
On August 3, 2015, Prigioni signed with the Los Angeles Clippers. On January 13, 2016, he had a career-high eight steals against the Miami Heat, one shy of the franchise record held by his coach, Doc Rivers. On April 8, 2016, he recorded a season-high 13 points, a career-high seven rebounds, and a season-high seven assists in a 102–99 overtime win over the Utah Jazz.
On July 29, 2016, Prigioni signed with the Houston Rockets, returning to the franchise for a second stint.
Argentine national basketball team
As a member of the Argentine senior men's national basketball team, Prigioni played for Argentina at the 2006 FIBA World Championship. He won silver medals at the 2003 FIBA Americas Championship and 2007 FIBA Americas Championship. Prigioni was also a member of the Argentina national team that competed at the 2008 Olympic Basketball Tournament and won the bronze medal.
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Note: The EuroLeague is not the only competition in which the player participated for the team during the season. He also played in domestic competition, and regional competition if applicable.
|Led the league|
A creative, pass-first 6'3" point guard, Prigioni led the Euroleague in assists during the 2005–2006 season. He was voted to the Spanish ACB League's All-ACB Team in 2006, 2007, and 2009. He is also a persistent defender, leading the Spanish League in steals during the 2002–03 season.
He has also been selected to the Spanish ACB League All-Star Game. He was also selected to the All-Euroleague Second Team two times during the 2005–06 and 2006–07 seasons.
Awards and accomplishments
- Spanish Prince's Cup Champion: (2002)
- Led the Spanish League in steals: (2003)
- 3x Spanish King's Cup Champion: (2004, 2006, 2009)
- 4x Spanish Supercup Champion: (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008)
- Spanish King's Cup MVP: (2006)
- 2x All-Euroleague 2nd Team: (2006, 2007)
- Led the Euroleague in assists: (2006)
- 3x All-ACB Team: (2006, 2007, 2009)
- Spanish League Champion: (2008)
- Spanish Supercup MVP: (2008)
Argentina national team
- 2003 FIBA Americas Championship: Silver
- 2003 South American Championship: Silver
- 2004 South American Championship: Gold
- 2007 FIBA Americas Championship: Silver
- 2008 FIBA Diamond Ball Tournament: Gold
- 2008 Summer Olympic Games: Bronze
- 2009 FIBA Americas Championship: Bronze
- 2011 FIBA Americas Championship: Gold
- ACB.com Pablo Prigioni Varios Doble nacionalidad Argentina-Italia (Spanish).
- Comunicado oficial: Oleson al Caja Laboral; Prigioni y Vidal al Real Madrid (Spanish).
- Caja Laboral brings back Prigioni
- Knicks Sign Pablo Prigioni
- Knicks at Celtics, May 3, 2013
- Pablo's Back! Knicks Re-Sign The Argentine Point Guard
- "Rockets Acquire K.J. McDaniels and Pablo Prigioni". NBA.com. February 19, 2015. Retrieved February 19, 2015.
- "Nuggets Acquire Joey Dorsey, Nick Johnson, Kostas Papanikolaou, Pablo Prigioni, Cash Considerations and First Round Pick From Houston". NBA.com. July 20, 2015. Retrieved July 20, 2015.
- "L.A. Clippers sign Pablo Prigioni". NBA.com. August 3, 2015. Retrieved August 5, 2015.
- "Clippers win 10th straight, beat Heat 104-90 without Jordan". NBA.com. January 13, 2016. Retrieved January 14, 2016.
- "Crawford scores 30, including winner to lead Clippers". NBA.com. April 8, 2016. Retrieved April 9, 2016.
- "Rockets Sign Free Agent Pablo Prigioni". NBA.com. July 29, 2016. Retrieved July 29, 2016.