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.