Report: Nuggets will trade or waive Pablo Prigioni, who was acquired in Ty Lawson deal


The Nuggets acquired Pablo Prigioni in their trade for Ty Lawson.

But they didn’t really want the 38-year-old Prigioni, who’s a poor fit with Denver’s rebuilding plans. His salary was just necessary to make the trade work.

So, Prigioni will be moving on.

Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports:

Just $440,000 of Prigioni’s $1,734,572 salary is guaranteed.

I wouldn’t be surprised if a team claims him on waivers. For that reason, I wouldn’t be surprised if a team traded for him first.

Prigioni is a decent backup point guard, a creative distributor and solid shooter. He’s a poor positional defender, but he has a knack for getting steals.

A team trying to win now could do much worse.

Denver just isn’t trying to win now.