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How the Knicks can get Chris Paul (In a few simple steps)

Can the Knicks get Chris Paul without things getting very complicated? Yes. Here is how.

(By Tommy Rothman)

Step 1. Houston makes trade with Jazz to clear cap space

Step 2. Houston signs Chris Paul

Step 3. J.R. Smith invites Rockets GM Daryl Morey out for a night on the town (Clubbing).

Step 4. After both men consume copious amounts of alcohol and other brain-hazing substances, Smith calls up Knicks GM Glen Grunwald, who drives to the club to have a sit-down talk with Morey

Step 5. Morey and Grunwald consummate a trade in which the Knicks exchange Marcus Camby, James White, and Amar’e Stoudemire for Chris Paul and Chandler Parsons



Can the Knicks keep Pablo Prigioni? Check out his interview with Jared Zwerling


When Pablo Prigioni became the Knicks’ starting point guard on March 18, after the team lost four straight games, the team went on a 13-game winning streak. It was the best start for any rookie guard in NBA history, outdoing Danny Ainge who won 12 in a row with the Celtics in 1982. 

While Prigioni and the Knicks are interested in teaming up together again to continue that kind of success, the Argentine will do his homework before potentially re-signing. He has other initial interest in the NBA and abroad, and he’ll weigh those different offers come free agency. 

In a conversation with ESPNNewYork.com, Prigioni discussed his future, reflected on his first NBA season and shared some of his summer plans. 

Would you like to return to the Knicks? 

“Of course I would like to return. I really enjoyed this year. It was a great experience for me and my family. My first option is to play in NBA, but I’m open to hearing and watching my options. We will see.” 

As you’re deciding where to play next season, what will be the most important factors for you and your family? 

“The most important things for me to decide where I want to play is I feel that I can play and help the team, to feel that the team really wants me. On this professional level, the place where you go is always nice, and the people always take care of you and your family.” 

How would you describe how your first season in the NBA went for you? 

“It was much better than I could imagine. The first part of the season I used to learn everything about the league, my teammates, the NBA game, to adjust to the country, improve my English. I still speak terrible [laughs]. Also, to help my family and to discover the way how to play and help the team. And in the second part, I started to feel much better — my family, too. I had more confidence in my game and we really enjoyed the last part of the season together.” 

What were your easiest adjustments, on and off the court, and biggest challenges? 

“I think the easiest was to adjust to the NBA schedule and trips — playing three or four games a week. And the biggest challenges were to try to put myself in position to help the team, and show the coaching staff and my teammates that they can count on me in one minute or 20 minutes, and that I always will play 100 percent — no matter what.” 

What do you think you guys were missing against the Pacers? 

“I think the small details decided the playoffs, but we tried everything to win games. We lost home-court advantage in the first game of the series, and we couldn’t get a win in Indianapolis to bring home-court advantage back. Indiana played really well.” 

Will you spend your summer in Alicante, Spain, where you have a home? 

“I will mix my time between Argentina and Spain. That is the idea. I will rest a couple weeks and then start to work to come back stronger next year.” 

How do you usually train in the offseason, and will you play with the Argentine national team? 

“I used to run in the park near my house and work my body. I always play in the summer with the Argentina national team, but I haven’t decided if I will do that this year.” 

Is there anything new this summer that you would like to try for the first time? 

“I will have a basketball benefit camp in my town in Argentina to help the basketball schools and the young kids. It’s a first time I will do this in my town, and I’m so excited to be there.”

(from ESPN)

Report: Knicks’ Pablo Prigioni may return to Spanish league for his wife – CBSSports.com

New York Knicks‘ backup point guard Pablo Prigioni enjoyed a nice rookie season in the NBA at the young age of 35. He was a productive member of the Knicks’ second unit and had a great season shooting the ball. He made 45.5 percent of his shots and 39.6 percent of his 3-pointers. During the playoffs, he started 10 of the 11 games he played in and helped the Knicks advance to Game 6 of the second round.

Prigioni isn’t sure whether he’ll return to the Knicks next season. Marc Berman of the New York Post is reporting that it’s possible he’ll return to Spain to play professional basketball because his wife wants to be back there.

Point guard Pablo Prigioni faces a tough decision on whether to stay in the NBA or return to the Spanish League next season, because his wife, Raquel, wants to return overseas, according to a source.

Prigioni on Saturday continued to be noncommittal on whether he wants to return to the Knicks.

“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.”

For More, click the link below (from CBS)

Report: Knicks’ Pablo Prigioni may return to Spanish league for his wife – CBSSports.com.