John Otano
Thursday July 4th, 2013

Pabol Prigioni will return to the Knicks next season. (Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) Pabol Prigioni reportedly will return to the Knicks next season. (Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

On the same day the New York Knicks signed J.R. Smith to a four-year $24.7 million deal, they've reached an agreement to bring backup point guard Pablo Prigioni back next season, according to ESPN reporter Jared Zwerling. Prigioni's deal starts off as a three-year, $1.5 million deal with contractual incentives to increase his salary up to $2 million.

At 36-years-old, Prigioni was the oldest rookie in the NBA last season and played an integral role off the Knicks' bench. Prigioni filled in as the starting point guard in March and the team went 13-0 when Prigioni was at the helm in the regular season. He started 10 out of the 11 playoff games for the Knicks.

Prigioni played professional basketball in Spain from 1999-2012 before signing with the Knicks last season on a one-year deal. He averaged 3.5 points and three assists-per-game in just 16.2 minutes last season for the Knicks. https://twitter.com/JaredZwerling/status/352829548829741056

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