Knicks to keep J.R. Smith and Pablo Prigioni

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J.R. Smith and Pablo Prigioni are staying in New York to help the Knicks build on their best season in nearly decades.

The Sixth Man of the Year and the point guard from Argentina both agreed to multiyear deals Thursday, their agents confirmed.

Exact terms of the deals won’t be known until July 10, after next season’s salary cap has been set and contracts can be signed.

The Pelicans, Trailblazers, and Kings agreed to a deal that will send Tyreke Evans to New Orleans in sign-and-trade.

The Pelicans hope Evans can return to the form that won him Rookie of the Year honors in 2009-10, when he averaged 20.1 points.

Former Celtics draft pick Al Jefferson agreed to a three-year, $40.5 million contract with the Bobcats.

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