It was a move that was a major no-brainer. The Charlotte Bobcats have signed guard Jannero Pargo for the remainder of the season.
Pargo earned his extension with the Bobcats. In fact, they should plan on bringing him back next year. He’s been a tremendous asset since joining the team late in the season.
The 6-foot-1 Pargo has appeared in 10 games for the Bobcats, averaging 9.4 points, 2.5 assists, 1.1 rebounds and 1.0 steals in 17.4 minutes per contest. He has gone for double figures five times, and is hitting 40.7 percent from the field (35-86), .380 from beyond the 3-point line (19-50) and .833 from the free-throw line (5-6).
The Bobcats did some research when it became apparent they needed to pick someone up, and they struck gold with Pargo. It’s his third team this season, and he’s having the most success with the Bobcats, who are giving him the most playing time. He’s having a better shooting percentage in Charlotte, and he’s always been a decent defensive player.
But his play-making abilities continue to be sharp. He has the experience some of the younger Bobcats obviously lack.
Charlotte has one of the worst records in the NBA and will likely bringing another high draft pick. But a lineup of rookies and sophomores won’t necessarily make them better.
It doesn’t hurt to blend a veteran with younger players. In fact, the Bobcats should do more of that. They should keep Pargo for next season as they need someone who can play consistent every game. Pargo has done that with the Bobcats so far.