Pablo Prigioni May Leave the Knicks and Return to Spain

by May 20, 2013

New York Knicks point guard Pablo Prigioni’s future rests in his wife Raquel’s hands — Prigioni says that if the missus truly insists on returning to Spain, he’ll have to waive goodbye to the Knickerbockers and resume playing in the Spanish League. Per the NY Post: “I think it’s not the moment to talk about that now,’ Prigioni said after the Game 6 playoff ouster. ‘It’s painful to lose. It’s painful to start the vacation now. This is about the team. Now I stay quiet.’ Prigioni, 35, brought his wife, 4-year-old son, Nicolas, and 7-year-old daughter, Alessandra, over to New York for the season and he purposely signed just a one-year deal to see if he and his family liked the U.S. Prigioni said earlier in the playoffs it’s been a tough adjustment for his wife because she doesn’t speak English and had never left Spain before. GM Glen Grunwald tried to get Prigioni to sign for two years, but he opted for the one year at the league minimum of $473,000, thinking he could get a larger wage in his second season once he proved himself. The Knicks are in a tough spot because even if they make him a qualifying offer of $900,000, they ultimately would need to use part of their $3 million mini mid-level exception to re-sign him.”