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Pablo Prigioni makes return after missing 16 games


Pablo Prigioni has returned to the lineup for the New York Knicks after missing a total of 16 games. His return will mean a couple of things fo the team. According to ESPN,

Prigioni’s return will force power forward Andrea Bargnani to the bench and move Carmelo Anthony from small forward to power forward. The Knicks (15-25) hope to snap a three-game losing streak in the Martin Luther King Jr. Day matinee against Brooklyn.

Last season, the Knicks were 15-1 in the regular season when Felton and Priogini started in the backcourt.

Prigioni and teammate Ray Felton have a little bit of chemistry going on with each other.

“They haven’t played much this year together but last year was fantastic,” Woodson said before tipoff on Monday. “… We knew last year it worked. But again we haven’t see it a lot this season based on injuries.”

Prigioni has missed the past 16 games with a broken toe. Felton has missed 16 of the Knicks’ 40 games due to injury. Prigioni’s move to the starting lineup breaks up the Knicks’ frontcourt of Tyson Chandler, Anthony and Bargnani — for at least one game.

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