Charlotte Bobcats to re-sign Jannero Pargo; Anthony Tolliver could be next
08/08/2013 5:16 PM
08/09/2013 5:43 AM
The Charlotte Bobcats are bringing back Jannero Pargo to serve as their third point guard and could soon add forward Anthony Tolliver.
Bobcats president of basketball operations Rod Higgins told the Observer the team has come to terms with Pargo and has offered Tolliver a one-year, veteran-minimum contract.
Pargo was with the Bobcats their last 17 games last season, filling in after backup point guard Ramon Sessions suffered a season-ending knee sprain. A nine-season NBA veteran, Pargo averaged 8.6 points, 1.9 assists and just over 16 minutes. He was particularly helpful as a 3-point shooter, making 38 percent of his attempts for a team that was 27th among 30 teams in that statistic.
New coach Steve Clifford said at summer league last month that adding a reliable third point guard was his top priority for the last couple of roster spots. Clifford said he also wanted to have a sixth option at the center/power forward positions.
Tolliver, a 6-foot-9 power forward, has played for six teams over five NBA seasons, most recently the Atlanta Hawks. Last season he averaged 4.1 points and 2.5 rebounds for the Hawks. He struggled as a shooter, making 38 percent of his attempts from the field.
Tolliver has reportedly also drawn interest from the Chicago Bulls and Utah Jazz
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