View Full Version : Jannero Pargo signs with a Russian Team

08-16-2008, 05:06 PM
BEIJING – New Orleans Hornets free agent guard Jannero Pargo, a valued sixth man, has signed a one-year contract with Moscow Dynamo worth $3.8 million, sources told Yahoo! Sports.

Once again, an American-born player with options in the NBA has chosen to take a more lucrative offer overseas. Pargo is the second NBA player to sign with Dynamo this summer, joining ex-New Jersey Nets forward Bostjan Nachbar. They will play for American-born coach, David Blatt, who was hired to take over the team.

Pargo, 28, had developed into a dangerous bench scorer for the Hornets and attracted the interest of several teams, including the San Antonio Spurs and Atlanta Hawks. New Orleans wanted to keep him – and Pargo’s preference was to stay – but the Hornets had invested too much available money in free agent James Posey to make a strong enough bid.

The lure of guaranteed money in Russia trumped the most serious bids made by the Spurs and Hawks.

Pargo averaged 8.1 points in 18.7 minutes in the regular season, but played well in the Hornets Western Conference playoff run. He had 30 points in a Western Conference playoff Game 3 against the Dallas Mavericks, and 18 points in Game 7 of the conference semifinals against the Spurs. He averaged more than 10 points a game in the postseason.


08-16-2008, 05:56 PM
wow, pargo was an important part of their team. This would've hurt them a lot more if they hadn't signed posey

08-16-2008, 06:02 PM
Yup so thank God they did.

Nets fan 93
08-16-2008, 06:14 PM
Europe is freaking stupid :bs: :mad:

08-16-2008, 06:24 PM
I don't like this at all. I don't know how many people like Pargo, but i'm a huge fan of his. He's never afraid to take the big shot. Can't wait to see him back in the league.

08-16-2008, 06:36 PM
This Europe thing is beginning to get annoying, stealing a lot of role players.

Pargo, was an important part of the Hornets team, a first guy off the bench. He was a good shooter, and could play both the point or shooting guard position. They will miss his presence, however, they did sign James Posey which helps a bit.

08-16-2008, 07:38 PM
It would be great for him to come back to the Hornets next year!!

Mr. 3 Stacks
08-16-2008, 07:51 PM
BOOOO!!! Europe is attempting to flex its power and its working, more lucrative deals to lesser players...this is the beginning of something. NBA turning international....??????

08-16-2008, 09:32 PM
Im not mad at him
get that money Pargo