Pablo Prigioni reportedly returns to Rockets on 2-year deal
Houston has acquired some insurance at the point guard position
The Houston Rockets will bring back Pablo Prigioni on a two-year deal, according to The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski. Prigioni played 24 games for the Rockets in 2014-15, then signed with the Los Angeles Clippers last summer.
At 39-years-old, Prigioni is not exactly the quickest point guard in the league, and that is a problem on defense. He can run a pick-and-roll, though, and that's just about all that coach Mike D'Antoni will ask of him in Houston. D'Antoni will also probably encourage him to fire away from 3-point range -- Prigioni can do that, but he sometimes hesitates because passing is his first and second option.
It's uncertain if there will be regular minutes available for Prigioni in Houston. Patrick Beverley will start at point guard, and James Harden will be the primary playmaker whenever he's on the court. Eric Gordon will have the ball in his hands a lot as the sixth man, too. The Rockets lack a traditional backup point guard though, and Prigioni could be that guy, particularly if they choose not to re-sign Jason Terry.
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