Rockets change PG course; waive Pablo Prigioni, keep Tyler Ennis
The Houston Rockets have named their final roster with only two days to go before they start their regular season campaign. In a surprising move, the team waived veteran point guard Pablo Prigioni and opted to keep Tyler Ennis instead.
Sources: The Rockets changed course on point guard release: waived Pablo Prigioni, kept Tyler Ennis.
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Ennis, who was acquired by the Rockets earlier in the offseason after trading Michael Beasley to the Milwaukee Bucks, will get a chance to play a lot of minutes while the team’s starting point guard, Patrick Beverley, is on the injury list.
Prigioni, on the other hand, will be available to be picked up from the waiver wire by other NBA teams, but should he be left there and remain a free agent, retirement is another option for him.
The 39-year-old Italian guard appeared in 59 games last season for the L.A. Clippers and proved that he still has a lot left in the tank. Although his career averages of 3.5 points, 1.9 rebounds and 2.8 assists are not eye-popping at all, he can provide veteran leadership off the bench and be a locker room leader and mentor to the young guards on any team’s roster.