Jannero Pargo

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Jannero Pargo
Jannero Pargo bench.jpg
Pargo sitting on the bench during a 2009 game.
No. 5 – Charlotte Bobcats
Position Point guard
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1979-10-22) October 22, 1979 (age 34)
Chicago, Illinois
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Listed weight 185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High school Paul Robeson (Chicago, Illinois)
College Neosho County CC (1998–2000)
Arkansas (2000–2002)
NBA draft 2002 / Undrafted
Pro playing career 2002–present
Career history
20022004 Los Angeles Lakers
2004 Long Beach Jam (ABA)
2004 Toronto Raptors
20042006 Chicago Bulls
20062008 New Orleans / Oklahoma City Hornets
2008–2009 Dynamo Moscow (Russia)
2009 Olympiacos Piraeus (Greece)
2009–2010 Chicago Bulls
2011–2012 Atlanta Hawks
2012 Washington Wizards
2013 Atlanta Hawks
2013–present Charlotte Bobcats
Stats at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Jannero Pargo (born October 22, 1979) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Charlotte Bobcats of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is the brother of Jeremy Pargo, who is also a professional basketball player.

College career[edit]

Graduating from Paul Robeson High School at Chicago in 1998, Pargo played collegiately for the University of Arkansas after transferring from Neosho County Community College in Chanute, Kansas in 2000.[1]

NBA career[edit]

Pargo has played in the NBA for the Los Angeles Lakers, Toronto Raptors, Chicago Bulls, New Orleans Hornets and Atlanta Hawks. During the playoffs in his final season with the Hornets he garnered attention by coming off the bench for star Chris Paul and keeping up the scoring as if he was with the first team. He averaged 10.3 points in 12 playoff games and hit big three-point shots in game 7 of the Western Conference Semi-Finals vs. the Spurs, causing a stir for the off-season as he would be a free agent. In the off-season Pargo was attracted to Europe to play. European teams began making offers to free agents around the league to try to attract NBA talent overseas.

Europe[edit]

After the 2007–08 NBA season, Pargo signed a one year $3.8 million net income contract with the Russian League team Dynamo Moscow.[2] In January 2009, Pargo secured a buyout from his Russian club and signed with the Greek League club Olympiacos Piraeus.[3][4] He was released by Olympiacos on May 5, 2009.[5] He averaged 3.5 points and 1.4 assists per game in the Euroleague.

Return to the NBA[edit]

On July 13, 2009, Pargo signed a one-year contract worth approximately $2 million with the Chicago Bulls, bringing him back to the Bulls and the NBA for a second time.

On September 24, 2010, he signed with the New Orleans Hornets for a second time.[6] However, he was released before the start of the regular season because of his slow recovery from knee surgery.[7]

On March 20, 2011, Pargo re-signed with the Chicago Bulls.[8]

On December 16, 2011, Pargo was waived by the Chicago Bulls.[9] On December 20, 2011, Pargo signed with the Atlanta Hawks.[10]

On October 1, 2012, he joined the Washington Wizards.[11] On November 15, 2012 Pargo was released by the Washington Wizards to make room for Shaun Livingston.[12]

On January 21, 2013, Pargo was again picked up by the Atlanta Hawks on a 10 day contract, after injuries to Lou Williams and Devin Harris decimated their depth at the point guard position.[13] He was signed to a second 10 day contract on February 2, 2013.[14]

On March 14, 2013, Pargo signed a 10-day contract with the Charlotte Bobcats.[15] On March 24, 2013, he signed a second 10-day contract with the Bobcats,[16] and on April 3, 2013, he signed for the remainder of the season.[17] On August 9, 2013, he re-signed with the Bobcats.[18]

Personal life[edit]

  • When Pargo first entered the NBA as a free agent with the Los Angeles Lakers, his first name was spelled with a single N—"Janero". He was released by the Lakers during the 2003–04 season and, when he was signed by the Toronto Raptors, his name had gained the extra N that is now reflected in his name.
  • Pargo is the older brother of point guard Jeremy Pargo.
  • Pargo is married to Malaysia Pargo, of the VH1 reality TV series Basketball Wives: LA.

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2002–03 L.A. Lakers 34 0 10.1 .398 .292 1.000 1.1 1.1 .4 .1 2.5
2003–04 L.A. Lakers 13 0 4.8 .375 .500 .000 .5 .8 .2 .0 1.1
2003–04 Toronto 5 0 14.2 .310 .000 .000 .8 2.4 .8 .2 3.6
2003–04 Chicago 13 1 26.5 .429 .377 .852 2.1 3.6 .5 .4 13.5
2004–05 Chicago 32 0 14.2 .385 .348 .739 1.5 2.4 .5 .0 6.4
2005–06 Chicago 57 0 11.3 .373 .379 .810 1.1 1.6 .4 .0 4.8
2006–07 New Orleans/Oklahoma City 82 7 20.9 .409 .388 .852 2.2 2.5 .6 .0 9.2
2007–08 New Orleans 80 5 18.7 .390 .349 .877 1.6 2.4 .6 .1 8.1
2009–10 Chicago 63 5 13.2 .346 .275 .933 1.2 1.4 .5 .0 5.5
2011–12 Atlanta 50 0 13.4 .415 .384 .950 1.5 1.9 .4 .0 5.6
2012–13 Washington 7 0 14.6 .250 .150 1.000 .9 2.0 .0 .1 3.0
2012–13 Atlanta 7 0 16.1 .342 .350 1.000 1.0 2.7 .4 .0 5.0
2012–13 Charlotte 18 0 16.2 .401 .382 .889 1.2 1.9 .8 .1 8.4
Career 461 18 15.5 .389 .352 .868 1.5 2.0 .5 .1 6.5

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2003 L.A. Lakers 11 0 11.7 .333 .267 .750 .8 1.3 .7 .1 2.1
2005 Chicago 5 0 15.2 .353 .406 .600 1.0 2.0 .6 .0 10.4
2006 Chicago 5 0 3.8 .417 .600 .800 1.2 .6 .0 .0 3.4
2008 New Orleans 12 0 22.1 .388 .349 .708 2.5 2.3 1.0 .2 10.2
2010 Chicago 2 0 4.0 .200 .500 .000 .0 .5 .0 .0 1.5
2012 Atlanta 5 0 9.2 .286 .333 .000 1.0 1.2 .4 .0 3.2
Career 40 0 13.6 .362 .367 .711 1.4 1.5 .6 .1 5.8

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Gross, Larry (December 3-December 5, 2004). "Sports". Chicago Defender. BNET. Archived from the original on July 12, 2011. 
  2. ^ Yahoo – Ex-Hornet Pargo signs one-year, $3.8 million contract with Russian club.
  3. ^ Reds add Pargo.
  4. ^ Former Hornets guard Pargo moves to Olympiacos.
  5. ^ Talkbasket.net Jannero Pargo leaves Olympiacos.
  6. ^ NBA transactions. Retrieved on September 25, 2010.
  7. ^ New Orleans Hornets release Jannero Pargo; knee injury rehab slow and was well behind Willie Green
  8. ^ "Bulls sign John Lucas III and Jannero Pargo". NBA.com. 2011-03-20. Retrieved 2013-03-16. 
  9. ^ "Bulls waive guard Jannero Pargo". NBA.com. 2011-12-16. Retrieved 2013-03-16. 
  10. ^ "HAWKS SIGN JANNERO PARGO". NBA.com. 2011-12-20. Retrieved 2013-03-16. 
  11. ^ "Wizards Sign Jannero Pargo". NBA.com. 2012-10-01. Retrieved 2013-03-16. 
  12. ^ "Wizards Sign Shaun Livingston". NBA.com. 2012-12-15. Retrieved 2013-03-16. 
  13. ^ "ATLANTA HAWKS SIGN JANNERO PARGO TO 10-DAY CONTRACT". NBA.com. 2013-01-21. Retrieved 2013-03-16. 
  14. ^ "ATLANTA HAWKS SIGN JANNERO PARGO TO SECOND 10-DAY CONTRACT". NBA.com. 2013-02-02. Retrieved 2013-03-16. 
  15. ^ "Bobcats Sign Guard Jannero Pargo to 10-Day Contract". NBA.com. 2013-03-14. Retrieved 2013-03-16. 
  16. ^ "Bobcats Sign Guard Jannero Pargo to Second 10-Day Contract". NBA.com. 2013-03-24. Retrieved 2013-03-24. 
  17. ^ "Bobcats Sign Guard Jannero Pargo for Remainder of Season". NBA.com. 2013-04-03. Retrieved 2013-04-03. 
  18. ^ "Cats Re-Sign Pargo". NBA.com. August 9, 2013. Retrieved August 9, 2013. 

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