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There had been rumors that New York Knicks point guard Pablo Prigioni was deciding between returning to Spain – at the request of his wife – or continuing his playing career in the NBA. Now, Prigioni is denying reports that his wife wants him to leave the United States, adding that he hopes to continue playing in the NBA, according to Marc Berman of The New York Post.“If I can choose, I prefer to play in the United States and stay in the NBA,’’ Prigioni said on Argentine radio.After the season, Prigioni told reporters that his wife had a hard time transitioning to the US, considering she had never left Spain and didn’t speak English. This led to speculation that she was pressing him to return to Spain and forego another season in the NBA.However, this apparently isn’t the case, as Prigioni declared on Argentine radio that he hopes to remain in the US. It’s not clear where he’s interested in playing, but his price tag will likely go up from the one-year, $473,000 deal he signed with the Knicks prior to last season.Follow @hoopsinjurynews
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Pablo Prigioni has no plans to return to the Spanish League.
“If I can choose, I prefer to play in the United States and stay in the NBA,’’ Prigioni said.
Prigioni will hit restricted free agency on July 1.
Prigioni is expected to seek a one-year deal worth about $2 million.
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