Jannero Pargo is having a decent start with the Charlotte Bobcats after four games. The Bobcats just have to figure out how they want to use their newly acquired NBA guard. Pargo hadn’t played in more than a month before the Bobcats signed him more than a week ago.
He only saw five minutes in his first game and didn’t score, but the Bobcats gave him 21 minutes against the Boston Celtics and told him to put the ball in the air a lot, which he did. The result was 5-of-12 shooting from the floor and 4-of-6 from the 3-point line along with 4-of-4 from the charity stripe for 18 points. He also had four assists and one steal.
He got 19 minutes in a Bobcat win over the Washington Wizards and again handled the ball very well, shooting 4-of-10 from the floor and 3-of-6 in 3-point shooting for 11 points. He also had two steals and six assists.
The Bobcats didn’t use Pargo as much last Wednesday in a win over the Toronto Raptors, but mainly because he got into foul trouble, which is okay. It just showed how aggressive he was playing on defense. Pargo shot 4-of-5 from the floor and 3-of-4 from behind the arc. He also had two steals.
The bottom line is that Pargo is looking like a keeper for the Bobcats. He’s given them the type of steady performances they haven’t gotten from many other players during the season.
The team just needs to figure out how to use him more effectively.