Continuing to be active this summer in NBA Free Agency, the Charlotte Bobcats re-signed point guard Jannero Pargo on Friday and then agreed to terms of a one-year contract with forward Anthony Tolliver, both deals being reported by Rick Bonnell of The Charlotte Observer. However, neither the Pargo nor Tolliver signing really are going to have an enormous impact on the Bobcats other than adding insurance or depth to their roster.
Pargo signed a couple of 10-day contracts with the Bobcats late last season before eventually signing with them for the rest of the year. In 18 games he averaged 8.4 points, 1.9 assists and 1.2 rebound in 16.2 minutes per game. He only shot 40.1 percent from the field, but he did shoot a solid 38.2 percent from long-range.
Tolliver spent last season with the Atlanta Hawks, appearing in 62 games and starting 11 of them. He averaged only 4.1 points and 2.5 rebounds in 15.5 minutes per game, though, while shooting a paltry 38 percent from the field.
The reason it really feels like both players won’t have much of an impact on the Bobcats this season and are nothing more than roster filler for depth is the fact that neither player really addresses an immediate need for Charlotte. Pargo will undoubtedly be playing behind Kemba Walker and Ramon Sessions and Tolliver will be behind Cody Zeller and Josh McRoberts in the rotation.
If any of the Bobcats expected rotation players should succumb to injuries, Pargo and Tolliver would be solid fill-ins. However, as the Bobcats’ roster stands right now, neither of the two players are good enough nor have enough potential to find consistent minutes at the start of the year.