NEW YORK (WFAN) – The Knicks met with Argentinian point guard Pablo Prigioni last week, according to The New York Post.
The 35-year-old has played on Argentina’s Olympic team and spent last season playing in Spain with Unicaja Laboral. According to the newspaper, the international veteran had a two-day visit with the Knicks, which included dinner with general manager Glen Grunwald and coach Mike Woodson.
Prigioni has spent his entire career in Europe, but flirted with coming to America to play in the NBA several years ago. Back in 2009, then-Knicks president Donnie Walsh and Grunwald looked into signing Prigioni.
The pursuit of the European is likely intended to give the Knicks a veteran presence in the backcourt to mesh with Jeremy Lin, who shook the basketball world this past season. Baron Davis served as that veteran in 2011-2012 alongside Lin, but the two-time NBA All-Star tore his ACL and MCL in Game 4 of the first-round playoffs against the Miami Heat.
Lin was stellar in his second NBA season for New York, averaging 14.6 points and 6.2 assists in just 26.9 minutes over 35 games played.
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