Pablo Prigioni is coming back to Houston.
The 39-year old point guard has agreed to sign a two-year deal with the Rockets, according to Adrian Wojnarowski. The second year of the deal is a team option. With Houston being capped out, this has to be a veteran minimum salary.
In February of 2015, the Rockets acquired Prigioni in a mid-season trade with New York. With Patrick Beverley out, Prigioni ended up being a rotation piece for Houston’s postseason run when he logged over 17 a minutes a night in 17 playoff games. He was especially important late in the West semis against the Clippers.
The Rockets dealt Prigioni this past summer to Denver as part of the Ty Lawson deal. After being waived by the Nuggets shortly after, Prigioni signed a deal with the Clippers, playing in 13.9 minutes a game over 59 games, averaging 2.5 points and 2.2 assists.
Prigioni was a strong three-point shooter in New York, but he has struggled from deep in both Houston and Los Angeles. His strength is in the pick-and-roll, as we saw several times with Pablo and Capela running it nicely.
Though he’s not likely to make a major impact, the Rockets do add an experienced backup here.