Pablo Prigioni

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Pablo Prigioni
Pablo Prigioni NYK 2013.jpg
Prigioni with the Knicks
No. 9 – Los Angeles Clippers
Position Point guard
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1977-05-17) May 17, 1977 (age 38)
Río Tercero, Córdoba
Nationality Argentine / Italian[1]
Listed height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight 185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
NBA draft 1999 / Undrafted
Pro career 1995–present
Career history
1995–1996 Ramallo (Argentina)
1996–1998 Belgrano San Nicolás (Argentina)
1998–1999 Obras Sanitarias (Argentina)
1999–2001 Fuenlabrada (Spain)
2001–2003 Lucentum Alicante (Spain)
2003–2009 Tau Ceramica (Spain)
2009–2011 Real Madrid (Spain)
2011–2012 Caja Laboral (Spain)
20122015 New York Knicks
2015 Houston Rockets
2015–present Los Angeles Clippers
Career highlights and awards
Stats at NBA.com

Pablo Prigioni (born May 17, 1977) is an Argentine-Italian professional basketball player who currently plays for the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Professional career[edit]

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.

In 2009, he joined Real Madrid.[2] In August 2011, he returned to Caja Laboral, signing a one-year deal.[3]

NBA[edit]

On July 24, 2012, Prigioni signed a one-year contract with the New York Knicks for the rookie minimum.[4] 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.[5]

On July 10, 2013, Prigioni re-signed with the Knicks.[6]

On February 19, 2015, Prigioni was traded to the Houston Rockets in exchange for Alexey Shved and two second-round picks.[7]

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.[8] Prigioni was immediately waived by Denver upon being acquired.[8]

On August 3, 2015, Prigioni signed with the Los Angeles Clippers.[9]

Argentine national basketball team[edit]

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 Argentine national team that competed at the 2008 Olympic Basketball Tournament and won the bronze medal.

He also won the bronze medal at the 2009 FIBA Americas Championship, and the gold medal at the 2011 FIBA Americas Championship.

Career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  PIR  Performance Index Rating
 Bold  Career high

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.

Led the league

Euroleague[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2003–04 Tau Ceramica 20 10 22.7 .452 .409 .810 2.1 4.0 1.9 .2 6.0 8.9
2004–05 Tau Ceramica 21 7 19.5 .394 .313 .893 2.0 3.0 1.1 .0 4.4 6.6
2005–06 Tau Ceramica 25 22 27.1 .462 .368 .837 2.1 6.2 2.2 .0 5.8 11.7
2006–07 Tau Ceramica 23 13 25.3 .442 .352 .913 2.8 4.7 2.5 .0 6.6 11.6
2007–08 Tau Ceramica 25 2 23.7 .375 .327 .907 2.7 4.1 1.5 .0 7.0 9.0
2008–09 Tau Ceramica 21 19 26.6 .433 .427 .545 2.5 4.3 1.5 .0 6.4 9.5
2009–10 Real Madrid 20 19 27.6 .422 .328 .861 2.5 4.3 1.5 .1 7.0 10.1
2010–11 Real Madrid 18 13 25.5 .370 .344 .762 2.6 3.4 1.4 .0 5.4 8.8
2011–12 Caja Laboral 10 6 28.6 .439 .308 .846 3.2 4.6 2.2 .0 7.3 12.8
Career 183 111 25.0 .420 .355 .851 2.5 4.4 1.7 .0 6.2 9.7

NBA[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2012–13 New York 78 18 16.2 .455 .396 .880 1.8 3.0 .9 .0 3.5
2013–14 New York 66 27 19.4 .461 .464 .917 2.0 3.5 1.0 .0 3.8
2014–15 New York 43 3 18.5 .422 .374 .846 1.9 2.4 1.2 .0 4.7
2014–15 Houston 24 0 17.7 .343 .275 .867 1.6 2.8 1.1 .0 3.0
Career 211 48 17.9 .437 .398 .872 1.9 3.0 1.0 .0 3.8

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2013 New York 11 10 20.9 .395 .433 .500 1.5 3.2 1.3 .1 4.5
2015 Houston 17 0 17.2 .333 .293 .750 1.1 2.3 .9 .0 3.1
Career 28 10 18.7 .360 .352 .625 1.3 2.6 1.0 .0 3.6

Player profile[edit]

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[edit]

Pro career[edit]

Argentine national team[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]