Los Angeles Clippers: Grading Free Agent Acquisitions

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Pablo Prigioni

Mar 25, 2015; New Orleans, LA, USA; Houston Rockets guard Pablo Prigioni (9) against the New Orleans Pelicans during the first quarter of a game at the Smoothie King Center. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Grade: B

Doc Rivers wanted a pass-first free agent and with Prigioni he’s got his wish — though I figured Clips summer league point guard Nate Wolters would get the call.

Analyzing Pablo Prigioni’s Impact on the Los Angeles Clippers

Another vet minimum acquisition after the guard was released following a trade to the Denver Nuggets from Houston (for Ty Lawson), Prigioni, now the oldest player on the team, is far from perfect but you know what you’re gonna get from him when asked to take the floor — moves the ball on offense, rarely turns the ball over, is a decent defender, even when lunging for steals, can seldom knock down the outside shot, and has a fine IQ when on the floor. The Clippers lacked this last season as a third point guard, which didn’t help when Chris Paul went down with injury in the playoffs. But now they have the perfect third guy who can fill in, and a guy you can throw on the floor with numerous scorers in case Austin Rivers is playing outside of himself.

And for that, the Prigioni signing gets a B.