Tag: Jannero Pargo

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Hornets re-sign Jannero Pargo


Brian Roberts hovered between No. 2 and No. 3 point guard in New Orleans, but he’s in line to be Kemba Walker’s primary backup in Charlotte.

When the Hornets signed Roberts, there was a chance they’d add another backup point guard and bump Roberts down the bench. But Charlotte’s latest signing – Jannero Pargo – makes Roberts the clear front-runner for No. 2 point guard.

Pargo’s agency confirmed the signing:

Shams Charania of RealGM:

I’m guessing Pargo will receive the minimum salary, $1,448,490 – $533,247 of which would be paid by the NBA.Pargo, 34, probably doesn’t have much left in the tank. But he averaged career highs in points (20.2), assists (7.7) and steals (2.1) per 36 minutes with Charlotte last season. Though that was in a career-low 242 minutes, the fit warrants him returning. He might have just figured out how to play well in Steve Clifford’s system.

Bobcats reach one-year deal with Jannero Pargo

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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.

Report: Knicks, 76ers talking to Chris Duhon

Atlanta Hawks v Los Angeles Lakers

We know the Knicks are looking for one more point guard to add to their roster, they’ve had conversations with Jannero Pargo and Beno Udrih, but they are still looking around. The 76ers are still making additions to their roster as well.

Both are in talks with free agent point guard Chris Duhon, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports.

Duhon played limited minutes last season with a Lakers squad that had an oft-injured Steve Nash and Steve Blake, a team that needed stability at the point. Duhon averaged 2.9 points on 38.2 percent shooting and had 2.9 assists per game. He has had a single-digit PER his last three seasons.

The Knicks best choice would be Udrih, but he wants more than the minimum the Knicks are offering. Duhon is less likely to be as picky, but may not get a guaranteed contract.

Agent says five teams interested in Beno Udrih


We told you the other day that the New York Knicks were interested in bringing in Beno Udrih as a third-line point guard with the team. Clearly they thought that was going so well they also have started talks with Jannero Pargo for the same role.

The Knicks can only offer the minimum and Udrih’s agent told the New York Post he was looking at options.

Marc Cornstein, the agent for free-agent point guard Beno Udrih, told The Post five teams are still in the mix for his client’s services. The Knicks appear long shots because they only have the $1.4 million veteran’s minimum to offer.

“If he signs with the Knicks the reasons will not be because of the money,’’ Cornstein said. “It would be a disservice to say they’re long shots or favorites. He’s examining the situations.’’

They’re long shots.

But Udrih may want to play in some postseason games that matter more than just get as much money as possible. Maybe not. But he’s got options, apparently.

Report: Knicks in talks with reserve big man Ivan Johnson

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The Knicks are trying to round out the end of their roster, the guys who will rarely get off the bench but can provide a little something when they do.

We told you they are in talks with Jannero Pargo, a point guard who has bounced around but never stuck in the league.

Now comes the report they also are in talks with former Hawks reserve big man Ivan Johnson, according to Jared Zwerling at ESPNNewYork.com. It just seems to be a matter of money.

The 29-year-old Johnson, who became an NBA player in 2011 and has played for the Hawks, was initially campaigning for a mini mid-level contract. But with remaining attractive free agents like DeJuan Blair and Antawn Jamison in the veteran’s minimum financial ballpark — Blair signed with the Mavericks for that amount — the free-agent market is quickly changing….

The source said, “I think it would be a great fit for Ivan to get big minutes [in New York] and further prove he can play in this league.”

The Knicks have 12 guys on their roster and could bring in a couple guys before the season starts.

While Johnson, a 6’8” traditional power forward, would be buried on the depth chart when you consider the injury history of the rest of the Knicks front line — Amare Stoudemire, Tyson Chandler, Kenyon Martin, Andrea Bargnani — it is likely he would get some quality minutes.

When he’s gotten minutes Johnson has looked pretty good. Last season with the Hawks Johnson played in 69 games, averaged 15 minutes with 6.6 points and 3.9 rebounds a game.

Johnson plays a physical game Knicks fans would love (he likes to be almost an enforcer), and with that he brings a lot of energy and good defense, he’s a strong rebounder and he can finish with authority around the rim. When he just does those things he’s good, but he can take some ill-advised shots and in setting up those shots he can turn the ball over too much. When he plays within himself he’s a quality role player, he just gets outside that role sometimes.

That said, at the minimum this would be a quality pick up for the Knicks bench.