Knicks coach Mike Woodson: Jeremy Lin is starting PG, Jason Kidd is backup
New York Knicks coach Mike Woodson told the assembled media before the team’s first summer league practice that the Knicks will match any offers for restricted free agent point guard Jeremy Lin, and that Lin would enter training camp as the starter, with newly signed Jason Kidd as the backup.
Mike Woodson said the knicks 'absolutely' will match Lin's offer sheet after he signs it.—
Al Iannazzone (@Al_Iannazzone) July 11, 2012
Mike Woodson says that Jeremy Lin is his starting point guard and that Jason Kidd is the back- up. But who plays the last six minutes?—
Frank Isola (@FisolaNYDN) July 11, 2012
In other New York point guard news, the team will sign Argentine Pablo Prigioni, his agent confirmed to Marc Berman of the New York Post.
Pablo Prigioni's U.S. agent says Grunwald has been a big fan for several years. Calls him "pass-first'' PG like Kidd.—
Marc Berman (@NYPost_Berman) July 11, 2012
Prigioni is 6’4″, 35 years old and has played in Spain since 1999. Countryman Manu Ginobili rolled out the welcome mat on Twitter:
Very happy that the Knicks signed ARG's PG Prigioni. Great guy & player who's gonna be a rookie at 35!!—
Manu Ginobili (@manuginobili) July 11, 2012