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Warriors’ Signing of Pargo Hardly a Done Deal

As it turns out, the signing of free-agent combo guard Jannero Pargo is far from a guaranteed.

Back on July 27, I reported that the Warriors and Pargo had reached an agreement on a two-year deal for about $2.4 million. That was a Tuesday. The contract was expected to be signed at some point the next week. Still, no contract has been signed.

Sources are now telling me discussions are ongoing, but the Warriors are still in wait-and-see mode. Reading between the lines: Pargo is on the Warriors’ radar, but other players higher on their wish list are still available, and the Warriors aren’t going to lock up Pargo until they are out or the mix for the others.

The closer we get to training camp, the more prices drop. The Warriors are hoping that someone who was out of their price range falls to a price they can afford. One source said the Warriors, who are two players shy of the maximum 15, could go into camp with a roster spot open, staying available in case someone falls in their lap.

Another source said the Warriors want to add to the front line more than the backcourt. They want to see if they can somehow land a capable big man (such as Luis Amundson) at a good price.

But even if they do add a guard, the Warriors have their eye on a couple others in addition to Pargo, including Earl Watson.

Here is a list of some free agents still available

Guards: Earl Watson, Earl Boykins, Travis Diener, Bobby Brown, Rafer Alson

Big Men: Louis Amundson, Joe Smith, Earl Barron, Fabricio Oberto, Francisco Elson, Josh Boone

Marcus Thompson