Atlanta Hawks’ Jannero Pargo Playing Well Despite Being On 10-Day Contract

By Michael Terrill
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The Atlanta Hawks recently inked point guard Jannero Pargo to another 10-day contract this past Sunday. The limited contract may intimidate most players but Pargo has been able to get past that and help the Hawks continue their winning ways.

This is the second 10-day contract the 33-year-old has signed this season. Pargo was needed last month when Atlanta’s Lou Williams went down for the season and Devin Harris missed some time with a sprained left ankle. Even though Harris has returned to the lineup, the Hawks need Pargo on the team in a reserve role.

The nine-year veteran seems to be either on or off in his performances and must find consistency in his game if he wants to stay with the team longer. There have been nights when he has gone 0-for-6 or 1-for-7 with two points while other games he has put up 16 points while converting 54.5 percent from the field and 80 percent from beyond the arc. Obviously, if Pargo were able to do this game in and game out then he would not be on a 10-day contract.

In seven games with Atlanta this season, he is averaging 5.0 points, 2.7 assists and 1.0 rebounds per game while shooting 34.2 percent from the floor and 35.0 percent from three-point range in 16.1 minutes per game. These numbers are much better that what he recorded in seven games with the Washington Wizards earlier this season.

Although the Chicago native is not putting up absurd numbers, it is comforting to know the Hawks are currently in place for a playoff berth with their 26-21 record despite having their guard positions decimated.

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