By Marcus Thompson
Tuesday, July 27th, 2010 at 1:51 pm in Uncategorized.
The Warriors, according to agent Mark Bartelstein, have reached an agreement with free agent guard Jannero Pargo.
The 6-foot-1, 185-pound combo guard gets a two-year deal at the veteran minimum, which is $1.14 million for him this season ($1.27 million next season). Pargo, 30, is entering his eighth season. He played scarcely for Chicago last season, averaging 5.5 points in 13.2 minutes.
Pargo gives the Warriors a veteran point guard who can score, which is what they lost when they signed and traded C.J. Watson to Chicago. Pargo will compete with Jeremy Lin for minutes behind starter Stephen Curry. Pargo’s presence give the Warriors some reliability at the position while Lin develops.
Pargo’s best years came during a two-season stretch with New Orleans. He was a vital bench player for the Chris Paul-led Hornets, averaging 9.2 in 2006-07 and 8.1 points in 2007-08. He spent 2008-09 overseas.