Pargo sitting on the bench during a 2009 game
|No. 2 – Oklahoma City Blue|
|League||NBA Development League|
October 22, 1979 |
|Listed height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Listed weight||185 lb (84 kg)|
|High school||Paul Robeson (Chicago, Illinois)|
|NBA draft||2002 / Undrafted|
|2002–2004||Los Angeles Lakers|
|2004||Long Beach Jam (ABA)|
|2006–2008||New Orleans / Oklahoma City Hornets|
|2008–2009||Dynamo Moscow (Russia)|
|2009||Olympiacos Piraeus (Greece)|
|2013–2015||Charlotte Bobcats / Hornets|
|2016–present||Oklahoma City Blue (D-League)|
|Stats at NBA.com|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Jannero Pargo (born October 22, 1979) is an American professional basketball player for the Oklahoma City Blue of the NBA Development League. He played college basketball for Neosho County CC and Arkansas.
Graduating from Chicago's Paul Robeson High School in 1998, Pargo played collegiately for the University of Arkansas after transferring from Neosho County Community College in Chanute, Kansas in 2000.
From 2002 to 2008, Pargo played in the NBA for the Los Angeles Lakers, Toronto Raptors, Chicago Bulls and New Orleans Hornets. During the 2008 playoffs with the Hornets, he garnered attention by coming off the bench for star Chris Paul. He averaged 10.3 points in 12 playoff games and hit big three-point shots in game 7 of the Western Conference semi finals against the Spurs.
After the 2007–08 NBA season, Pargo signed a one-year, $3.8 million contract with the Russian League team Dynamo Moscow. In January 2009, Pargo secured a buyout from his Russian club and signed with the Greek League club Olympiacos Piraeus. He was released by Olympiacos on May 5, 2009. He averaged 3.5 points and 1.4 assists per game in the Euroleague.
Return to the NBA
On July 13, 2009, Pargo signed a one-year deal 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. However, he was released before the start of the regular season because of his slow recovery from knee surgery.
On March 20, 2011, Pargo re-signed with the Bulls.
On January 21, 2013, Pargo signed a 10-day contract with the Atlanta Hawks after injuries to Lou Williams and Devin Harris decimated their depth at the point guard position. On February 2, 2013, he signed a second 10-day contract with the Hawks.
On March 14, 2013, Pargo signed a 10-day contract with the Charlotte Bobcats. On March 24, 2013, he signed a second 10-day contract with the Bobcats, and on April 3, 2013, he signed for the remainder of the season. On August 9, 2013, he re-signed with the Bobcats. In April 2014, the Charlotte Bobcats were renamed the Hornets.
On July 25, 2014, Pargo re-signed with the Charlotte Hornets to a reported fully guaranteed one-year, $1.45 million contract. In his 2014–15 season debut on November 9, 2014, he became the first modern-day player to play for both the New Orleans Hornets and Charlotte Hornets franchises. On February 4, 2015, he was waived by the Hornets.
NBA Development League
On February 2, 2016, Pargo was acquired by the Oklahoma City Blue, and after rehabbing a left ankle sprain, he joined the team in March 31. That night, he made his debut for the Blue in a 122–117 loss to the Rio Grande Valley Vipers, recording 13 points, one rebound and two assists in 16 minutes off the bench.
NBA career statistics
|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|
|2006–07||New Orleans/Oklahoma City||82||7||20.9||.409||.388||.852||2.2||2.5||.6||.0||9.2|
- Gross, Larry (December 3–5, 2004). "Sports". Chicago Defender. BNET. Archived from the original on July 12, 2011.
- Pargo to play in Russia
- Reds add Jannero Pargo to backcourt
- Agent confirms move to Greek club
- New Orleans Hornets release Jannero Pargo; knee injury rehab slow and was well behind Willie Green
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- "Bulls waive guard Jannero Pargo". NBA.com. 2011-12-16. Retrieved 2013-03-16.
- "HAWKS SIGN JANNERO PARGO". NBA.com. 2011-12-20. Retrieved 2013-03-16.
- "Wizards Sign Jannero Pargo". NBA.com. 2012-10-01. Retrieved 2013-03-16.
- "Wizards Sign Shaun Livingston". NBA.com. 2012-12-15. Retrieved 2013-03-16.
- "ATLANTA HAWKS SIGN JANNERO PARGO TO 10-DAY CONTRACT". NBA.com. 2013-01-21. Retrieved 2013-03-16.
- "ATLANTA HAWKS SIGN JANNERO PARGO TO SECOND 10-DAY CONTRACT". NBA.com. 2013-02-02. Retrieved 2013-03-16.
- "Bobcats Sign Guard Jannero Pargo to 10-Day Contract". NBA.com. 2013-03-14. Retrieved 2013-03-16.
- "Bobcats Sign Guard Jannero Pargo to Second 10-Day Contract". NBA.com. 2013-03-24. Retrieved 2013-03-24.
- "Bobcats Sign Guard Jannero Pargo for Remainder of Season". NBA.com. 2013-04-03. Retrieved 2013-04-03.
- "Cats Re-Sign Pargo". NBA.com. August 9, 2013. Retrieved August 9, 2013.
- Hornets Re-Sign Pargo
- Jannero Pargo Re-Signs With Hornets On One-Year Deal
- Hornets Sign Williams, Waive Pargo
- "NBA D-League Transactions". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. Archived from the original on February 3, 2016. Retrieved February 2, 2016.
- "OKC Blue Adds Jannero Pargo". OurSportsCentral.com. March 31, 2016. Retrieved March 31, 2016.
- "Vipers Stop Blue On Road". NBA.com. March 31, 2016. Retrieved March 31, 2016.
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