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Report: Nuggets will trade or waive Pablo Prigioni, who was acquired in Ty Lawson deal

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HOUSTON, TX - MARCH 19: Pablo Prigioni #9 of the Houston Rockets defends against Will Barton #5 of the Denver Nuggets during their game at the Toyota Center on March 19, 2015 in Houston, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

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The Nuggets acquired Pablo Prigioni in their trade for Ty Lawson.

But they didn’t really want the 38-year-old Prigioni, who’s a poor fit with Denver’s rebuilding plans. His salary was just necessary to make the trade work.

So, Prigioni will be moving on.

Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports:

Just $440,000 of Prigioni’s $1,734,572 salary is guaranteed.

I wouldn’t be surprised if a team claims him on waivers. For that reason, I wouldn’t be surprised if a team traded for him first.

Prigioni is a decent backup point guard, a creative distributor and solid shooter. He’s a poor positional defender, but he has a knack for getting steals.

A team trying to win now could do much worse.

Denver just isn’t trying to win now.