Source: Bobcats signing Pargo to a 10-day tomorrow to shore up point guard depth.
— Rick Bonnell (@rick_bonnell) March 13, 2013
In the absence of Ramon Sessions, who is expected to be out 2-4 weeks, and in an effort to maintain Kemba Walker’s minutes, the Bobcats have decided they will sign journeyman Jannero Pargo to a 10-day contract.
Pargo has been with Washington and Atlanta already this season and 7 teams, total, over his 8-year career in the NBA. Pargo is currently 33 years old. This signing is further evidence that Ramon Sessions may be done for the year with a sprained MCL. Charlotte has Sessions under contract for one more season, so there really is no sense in rushing him back this season and risking further injury.
Pargo will likely eat into the minutes that Reggie Williams has seen at the PG position since Sessions injury. Williams has looked decent in Sessions absence at the PG slot, but his below average work ethic is likely what has earned him a spot on the end of Dunlap’s bench for most of the season. Considering the fact that Williams contract is expiring at the end of the season and Dunlap would rather not play him at PG if he doesn’t have to, the idea of bringing in an experienced PG to fill the backup spot and see if he’s worthy of a training camp invite next year probably isn’t a bad idea.
Jannero Pargo is 38.8% from the field for his career and 35% from behind the arc. Pargo averaged 5 points and 2.7 assist in 7 games with Atlanta, his most recent stop, earlier this season.