Jeremy Pargo, the reserve point guard who bounced between the Cavaliers (where he started 11 games) and the Philadelphia 76ers, is going to play next season in Europe.
Pargo has signed a two-year, $5.2 million deal with CSKA Moscow, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports.
This is a smart move that gets him paid. Pargo is a fringe NBA player who likely bounces around next season on minimum contracts at best, more likely just some 10-day deals. Now he’s getting paid seven digits to play a big role for one of Europe’s power teams.
We wish him luck over there.
If you believe there is a difference between being dunked on and being dunked around, this definitely falls in the latter category.
Still, it’s an impressive move by Toronto’s Anthony Bennett to make the move and dunk around Lakers’ big man Robert Upshaw during the Raptors’ 105-97 preseason win over the Lakers Thursday night.
Bennett only had four points, but Kyle Lowry had another impressive preseason outing with 25. He has looked sharp. Julius Randle had 17 for the Lakers on 7-of-10 shooting.
The Cavs are shorthanded in the backcourt right now, with Kyrie Irving still out and Iman Shumpert sidelined for up to three months. Yahoo’s Marc Spears reports that they’re bringing in former Temple guard Dionte Christmas, who played for the Suns in 2013-14:
In 31 games for the Suns two seasons ago, Christmas averaged 2.3 points and 1.2 rebounds in 6.4 minutes per game. He probably won’t get very many minutes if he makes the Cavs’ final roster, but there’s a chance they’ll keep him around on a non-guaranteed deal until Irving and Shumpert are healthy, just to have another body in the backcourt.