The Knicks have made a qualifying offer to Pablo Prigioni, according to Al Iannazzone of Newsday.
The offer is for one year and $988,872.
Like Chris Copeland, Prigioni has until July 23 to accept.
Again, another formality for the Knicks as they continue to get their house in order before the free agency period begins.
Prigioni was a revelation at the end of the season after he was put into the starting lineup. After recovering from an ankle injury he was also a big part in helping the Knicks beat the Celtics in games three and six and the Pacers in game two of the playoffs.
A native of Argentina, he has said earlier this off-season that he would like to stay in the United States and return to the Knicks.
It is possible that another team gives him a better contract than the Knicks are willing to, thanks to their cap situation. He was the kind of pass first, shoot second point guard that seemed to work best with the offense.
They could be looking at a point guard with the 24th pick in the draft tomorrow who will probably compete with Prigioni for the back up spot if he does return.
If the Knicks can bring back Prigioni on their terms then that should be what they do. But, they have options in front of them if they decide to pass.