The Charlotte Bobcats signed Jannero Pargo to a second 10-day contract today.
Before coming to the Bobcats, Pargo played in 14 total games this season, seven each with the Wizards and Hawks. He averaged 4.0 points and 2.4 assists in 15.4 minutes. With the Bobcats, Pargo is averaging 11.2 points, 3.2 assists and 1.2 steals in five games.
On the day the ‘Cats gave him his first 10-day contract, I opined that Charlotte would’ve been better off signing a young player out of the D-league instead of the veteran journeyman Pargo.
He’s done his best to shut me up on that front, with some solid play.
He’ll probably finish out the year with Charlotte, but could he stick around longer than just this season?
Ramon Sessions does have another year on his contract, but how many other third point guards are out there who can be as effective as Pargo is on as cheap a contract as his?
Again, Charlotte could look to the D-league and sign a young, promising point guard to play those minutes for even cheaper than Pargo would play them, but if they’re looking for a proven NBA talent, they’ve already got him.
If Pargo finishes out the year on a strong note, expect the Charlotte Bobcats to offer him a short-term, low money deal to be their third point guard.
Should Pargo accept that deal, the Bobcats would have a solid stable of point guards heading into the 2013/14 season.