The New York Knicks and Pablo Prigioni have come to terms on a three-year, $6 million contract, preventing the Argentinian point guard from heading back to Spain, according to

The Knicks have also come to terms with reigning NBA Sixth Man of the Year, J.R. Smith.

Prigioni starred in the Spanish league for over a decade, finally making the transition to the NBA in 2012 as a 35-year-old rookie.

Keeping Prigioni in the US, and more specifically in New York, was a priority for the front office this offseason, the report says:

Locking up Prigioni, a smart, savvy floor leader from Argentina, was critical for the Knicks because Raymond Felton is the Knicks' only other point guard under contract. Prigioni averaged 3.5 points and 3.0 assists in 78 games. The Knicks went 16-2 when Prigioni started.


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