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Knicks Send Pablo Prigioni To Houston For Two Picks

Surprise surprise. Pablo Prigioni is a Knick no more. (photo courtesy of www.soraspy.com)

The New York Knicks were active at the trade deadline…well sort of. They shipped out one of their veteran pieces in Pablo Prigioni to Houston for guard Alexey Shved some picks. Here below is the official press release from the Knicks.

“KNICKS ACQUIRE ALEXEY SHVED AND TWO DRAFT PICKS

NEW YORK, February 19, 2015 – New York Knickerbockers President Phil
Jackson announced today that the team has acquired guard Alexey Shved
and second round draft picks in 2017 and 2019 from the Houston Rockets
in exchange for guard Pablo Prigioni.

Shved, 6-6, 190-pounds, averaged 7.6 points and 1.9 assists over 13.2
minutes in 26 games with Philadelphia and Houston this season. He
holds career averages of 6.7 points and 2.4 assists over 17.2 minutes
in 166 games over three seasons with the Minnesota Timberwolves, 76ers
and Rockets. The Belgorod, Russia-native originally signed with
Minnesota on Jul. 25, 2012 after playing six seasons professionally in
Russia.

Prigioni, 6-3, 185-pounds, averaged 4.7 points and 2.4 assists over
18.5 minutes in 43 games this season. He originally signed with the
Knicks as a free agent on Jul. 24, 2012 and averaged 3.9 points and
3.0 assists over 17.9 minutes in 187 career games, over three seasons,
with the team.”

 

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