The New York Knicks continue making moves in this summer’s free agency, and according to New York Post, the team will be offering veteran Pablo Prigioni a two-year extension.
The Knicks have already offered a portion of their $3.18 mini mid-level exception to Prigioni. According to a person close to Prigioni, he received a two-year deal in the $2.3 million range. That would be $1.15 million of the exception and would likely not leave enough to match Copeland’s offer sheet.
“The Knicks loved Pablo,’’ one person familiar with their thinking said.
Prigioni was the oldest rookie in the NBA last season, entering the league for the first time at the age of 35. After the season Prigioni said that he would consider his options, but was leaning towards returning to the league. As a result of keeping Prigioni around, the Knicks are unlikely to retain Chris Copeland, who also had some moderate success in his rookie campaign, and is drawing a lot of interest around the league.
In his rookie season Prigioni averaged 3.5 points, 3.0 assists and 1.8 rebounds in 16.2 minutes per game.