Statistics do not always tell the full story of how valuable a player can be to an organization. Pablo Prigioni is a perfect example of this, and all you have to do is look at the run the Knicks made last season after he was inserted into the starting lineup on March 18th.
Although his individual offensive statistics were nothing to write home about, Prigioni’s defense gave fits to opposing point guards and his great court vision helped the team’s offense flow better. This season, Prigioni will be called upon each and every night to provide his game-changing defensive prowess. Now that he has experienced the rigors of a full NBA season, Pablo can condition himself accordingly starting in camp.
- Nicholas Ranieri