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Knicks’ Prigioni Has Impressive Work Ethic
Posted By HOOPSWORLD On April 27, 2013 @ 8:21 am In Headlines,NBA Headlines | No Comments
Game 3 is just hours in the books, the Knicks comfortably up 3-0, but Pablo Prigioni is still putting in work.
Back at the team hotel, the Knicks starting point guard isn’t laying low. He’s working with Dave Hancock, the team’s director of training and conditioning, to make sure his right ankle, which was recently sprained, feels even better.
Mind you, on Friday night, Prigioni played 30 minutes, and he had one of his best games as a Knick, finishing with nine points (three 3-pointers) and a career-high five steals.
Prigioni’s relentlessness defines him. Off the court, he keeps to a strict diet and gets at least eight hours of sleep every night. He brought that determination to his ankle recovery, going beyond most players’ routines. How he was able to quickly bounce back, missing only Game 1, surprised some of his teammates, including Steve Novak.
“He worked literally three, four times a day in the morning, early in the day and late at night doing treatments with Dave Hancock, our trainer,” Novak told ESPNNewYork.com. “Every time we were at practice, [Prigioni] was in there working. He was coming back for sessions at night, he was going to [Hancock's] house for sessions, so how quickly he got back is not typical.”
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