Kemba Walker is going to get the starters minutes at the point in Charlotte, when he sits veteran Ramon Sessions will be on the court.
But the Bobcats wanted a third point guard on the roster, so they have reached a one-year, $1.4 million deal with Jannero Pargo, reports Chris Haynes of CSNNW.com. That is a league minimum deal.
Pargo is an NBA journeyman, but he had one of the best stretches of his career in the 18 games he was with the Bobcats last season (he also spent time with the Wizards and Hawks). He averaged 8.4 points and 1.9 assists per game with Charlotte last season. Pargo also had conversations with the Knicks and other teams, but will return to Charlotte.
Pargo will work out fine for a third-string, minimum deal guy.
The Grizzlies lost for the 15th time in their last 16 games, a 25-point drubbing at home against the Heat, last night.
But it wasn’t all doom and gloom in Memphis.
This young fan – while playing in the halftime scrimmage – stopped his dribble, stepped on the ball, whipped off his youth jersey to reveal a Marc Gasol jersey, flexed, re-started his dribbled then drove for a basket.
Matt Ellentuck of SB Nation:
The Grizzlies don’t deserve this hero.
For better or worse, DeMarcus Cousins is moody.
Just after getting dunked on by Clint Capela, Cousins showed his frustration by pushing Trevor Ariza after a whistle. The Pelicans center got his NBA-leading ninth technical foul – automatic suspension triggered at No. 16 – but I’m surprised this didn’t escalate beyond just that.
The Thunder suffered a rough home loss to the Hornets, but at least Oklahoma City produced a couple fun highlights.
Not only did Russell Westbrook have this powerful dunk, Paul George put the moves on Jeremy Lamb.
David West is 37 years old.