The Charlotte Bobcats are signing Jannero Pargo to a 10-day contract if this article (and the source it cites who I’m not a fan of) is true.
The move makes sense on its face.
Digging deeper, it doesn’t really make sense based on some moves Charlotte has already made this year.
Pargo is an NBA journeyman. He’s played for six different teams, but only played more than 60 games in a season twice.
He’s averaged 6.4 points, two assists and 1.5 rebounds per game for his career. He’s also shot just 39 percent from the floor and 35 percent from behind the arc during his tenure in the league.
With Ramon Sessions expected to miss the next few weeks it’s not surprising the Bobcats decided to go after Pargo.
But there are certainly younger guys out there who could do just as well as Pargo for the rest of the season.
Take Courtney Fortson for example.
He’s played 37 games in the D-League this year, and is scoring 17.9 points, dishing out 6.8 assists and grabbing 5.2 rebounds per game. He’s just 5’11”, but Pargo is listed at 6’1″, and that’s probably in high-heels.
Andrew Goudelock is another solid option. At 6’3″, 191 lbs., he’s a bigger, younger option than Pargo, and he’s a (reasonably) local product out of College of Charleston. Goudelock is scoring 20 points per game in the D-League this year.
Pargo’s not a bad signing. He’s not a controversial pick up. He’s not even a questionable signing.
It’d just make more sense for the Bobcats to take a chance on a younger player for the rest of the year than it would to take on a guy who’s probably going to be playing for his eighth NBA team next season.