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Charlotte Bobcats Should Keep Jannero Pargo For Next Season

Daniel Shirey-USA Today Sports

Jannero Pargo continues to do a steady job for the Charlotte Bobcats, who may want to take a closer look at the veteran guard when the NBA season ends.

He’s been a terrific pickup for the Bobcats in the 14 games he’s played for them this season. They signed him to a 10-day contract and then extended it for the rest of this season.

As the Bobcats limp to the end of the regular season, Pargo keeps playing like his team is going for a title. For the three teams he’s played with this season, Pargo is at 6.5 points, 1.1 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game. But he’s performed the best for the Bobcats, even though his average minutes per game is about the same compared to what it was for his other two teams, the Washington Wizards and Atlanta Hawks. He played seven games for both.

For the Bobcats, he’s got his best shooting percentage at 40.9 percent. He shot 25 percent from the floor with the Wizards and 34.2 percent with the Hawks. But he’s been scoring very well for the Bobcats with 8.9 points per game. His 3-point shooting has improved by 3.1 percent, but with 2.1 assists and 1.3 rebounds a game, Pargo continues to give Charlotte steady contributions which they haven’t gotten from most of their players.

The last three games bear this out very well. He saw 14 minutes against the Memphis Grizzlies on Tuesday and was 4-of-9 from the floor and 2-of-5 in 3-pointers for 19 points. The previous game, he was in for 23 minutes against the Brooklyn Nets and was 5-of-13 from the floor and 1-of-4 in 3-pointers for 12 points and added four rebounds and two assists.

Pargo deserves a good review from coaches when the season ends. They should bring him back for 2013-14.