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As A Professional: First Argentine-born player in Knicks history, 26th international player in club annals...As a 35-year-old NBA rookie in 2012-13, averaged 3.5 points and 3.0 assists over 16.2 minutes in 78 games (18 starts)...Did not miss a regular season game due to injury in rookie season... Made NBA debut on Nov. 2, 2012 vs. Heat at age 35 years, 5 months and 16 days, becoming second-oldest player in League history to make his NBA debut. Charley Shipp of 1949-50 Waterloo Hawks (born Dec. 3, 1913) was just shy of 36 when he made NBA debut (Shipp played for more than a decade in the old National League prior to Waterloo joining NBA in 1949)...Veteran of the Argentine and Spanish leagues, having played professionally since 1995...Played for Ramallo (1995-96), Belgrano (1996-98) and Obras Sanitarias (1998-99) of the Argentine League...Then played for Fuenlabrada (1999-2001), Alicante (2001-03). Caja Laboral (2003-09, 2012) and Real Madrid (2009-11) of the Spanish ACB and LEB Leagues...In final Euroleague season, averaged 7.3 points and 4.6 assists in 10 games (six starts) for Caja Laboral in 2012...Won Spanish National Championship in 2007-08, the King’s Cup three times (2004, 2006, 2009) and Spanish Super Cup three times (2005, 2006, 2008)...Two-time All-Euroleague second team selection (2006, 2007)...Led Euroleague in assists in 2005-06 (6.2 apg)...Voted best point guard in the Spanish ACB League three times... Signed as a free agent by Knicks, Jul. 24, 2012. Became free agent, Jul. 1, 2013; re-signed with NY, Jul. 10, 2013.

2012-13: Veteran of international play gave Knicks quality backcourt minutes throughout rookie season...Over 78 games (18 starts), Pablo averaged 3.5 points, 3.0 assists and shot .455 (100-220) over 16.2 minutes...Went 53-134 (.396) from Downtown and 22-25 FTA (.880)...Had five double-figure scoring games...Led Knicks in assists 18 times...Logged 20-plus minutes 22 times...Third on Knicks in games played (78), behind only Novak (81) and Smith (80)...Did not miss a regular season game due to injury; DNP (CD) four times...Season Highs: Points: 14* (Dec. 17 vs. Houston); Assists: 9* (twice); Rebounds: 6* (twice)...On The Leader Boards: Ranked 18th overall in the NBA in assist- to-turnover ratio (2.74)...On the NBA Rookie Leader Board, ranked second in 3PT FG pct. (.396, trailing only teammate Chris Copeland, .421), third in assists (3.0) and eighth in steals (0.88)...Start Stuff: Started 18 games (Knicks 16-2) and averaged 4.1 points (74) and 3.4 assists (62) with 28-54 FGA (.519) over 21.7 mpg (390) as a starter...Started each of season’s final 18 games (Mar. 18-Apr. 17), including each game of 13-game winning streak (Mar. 18-Apr. 9)...Started alongside Chris Copeland on Mar. 18, 2013 at Utah (first career NBA start); according to Elias Sports Bureau, marked first time in Knicks history NYK started two undrafted rookies in the same game since Elias began charting starters in 1970-71...Key Games: Scored season-high 14 points (5-10 FGA, 2-6 from Downtown) in loss to Rockets, Dec. 17.... Had season-high nine assists twice in three-game span, on Dec. 28 at Sacramento and Jan. 3 vs. Spurs...Made first career NBA start with (3 pts, 3 ast, 20 min) in win at Utah, Mar. 18; first game of 13-game win streak...Logged season-high 42 starting minutes in loss at Charlotte (9 pts, 8 ast), Apr. 15...Suffered sprained right ankle in season finale win over Hawks, Apr. 17, and missed first game of ’13 Playoffs vs. Boston.

In The Playoffs: Averaged 4.5 points and 3.2 assists in NBA Playoff debut, going 17-43 FGA (.395) over 20.9 minutes in 11 games (10 starts)... Recorded 14 steals in 11 games (1.27 spg), including 11 in first round vs. Boston...Listed as inactive once (Game One vs. Boston, ankle)... Averaged 6.0 points with 8-19 (.421) from Downtown over 22.4 minutes in five games (all starts) vs. Celtics...Key factor in Game Six clincher at Boston with Playoff high 14 points (4-6 from Downtown) and five rebounds in 23 minutes...Notched 3.2 ppg with 5-11 (.455) from Downtown over 19.7 mpg in six games (five starts) vs. Pacers...Key factor in Game Two win with 10 points (4-4 FGA, 2-2 from Downtown), four rebounds and four assists...Playoff high six assists in Games One and Six.

As An Olympian: Played for Argentina in 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympics...Averaged 3.9 ppg and 5.6 apg (third on Olympic leader board) with 9-27 FGA (.333) and 4-17 from three-point range (.235) over 25.4 mpg in seven games (five starts) at 2012 London Olympics...Missed one game (Aug. 6 loss to U.S.) due to kidney stones...Had a game-high seven assists with three points in bronze medal loss to Russia, Aug. 12...Averaged 7.1 points over eight games for Bronze medal-winning Argentina at 2008 Beijing Games.

Community Corner: Participated in NBA’s Basketball Without Borders tour of Argentina in July 2013...Joined the rest of his teammates along with the Knicks coaching staff, alumni and a galaxy of A-list celebrities at the 14th annual Knicks Bowl presented by Unilever at Chelsea Piers, Feb. 11, 2013, the gala, star-studded event that has raised over $2.2 million for the Garden of Dreams Foundation...Joined teammate Chris Copeland to visit the Chase branch at 3775 Riverdale Ave. on Mar. 19 as part of Knicks/Chase “Basketball in the Boroughs” program spotlighting The Bronx...Joined teammates and ’73 legends Earl Monroe and Dick Barnett for Chase branch visits in Manhattan during April as part of Knicks/Chase “Basketball in the Boroughs” initiative.

Personal: Pablo Prigioni...Last name pronounced pri-gee-OH-nee...For the Argentine National Team, won a Gold medal at the 2011 FIBA Americas Championship, a Silver medal at the 2007 Americas Championship and a Bronze medal at the 2009 Americas Championship, in addition to Olympic Bronze in 2008...Represented Argentina in the 2006 and 2010 World Championships. 

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Height: 6'3''/ 1.91m
Weight: 185 lbs./ 83.9 kg
Born: May 17, 1977
From: Argentina
Draft: Undrafted
NBA Debut: 2012
Years Pro: 1
Previous Teams:
  New York Knicks 2012 - 2013
Prior to NBA/Country: Caja Laboral (Spain)/Argentina

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