Pargo going to Russia
Old 08-15-2008, 10:21 AM   #1 (permalink)
waiting for the Masai-a

on ihateus
 
Torontosaurus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Victoria, home of the Nash-ites
Posts: 3,659
Representing:
Default Pargo going to Russia

Well there goes another one...

http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/news;_yl...yhoo&type=lgns

Quote:
BEIJING – New Orleans Hornets free agent guard Jannero Pargo, a valued sixth man, has reached an agreement in principle with Moscow Dynamo on a one-year contract worth nearly $4 million, sources close to the negotiations told Yahoo! Sports.

Some details still needed to be worked out Friday before the contract could be finalized, but sources said there were no hurdles left that should jeopardize the deal.

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’ll 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.
Torontosaurus is online now   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2008, 10:46 AM   #2 (permalink)
convinced that Raptors fans are only happy when they're unhappy.

Retired Administrator
 
Dr. J. Naismith's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Almonte
Posts: 10,246
Representing:
Default

That's too bad ... Pargo proved to be a decent back-up to CP3 last season in New Orleans. He'll do well overseas anyways.
Dr. J. Naismith is offline   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2008, 11:06 AM   #3 (permalink)
We going to the 'ship!

Senior Member

 
Ball Don't Lie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 11,019
Representing:
Default

Yeah, hes just the kind of guard that excels overseas. Like I said in a post about Pargo before this one about 2 weeks ago, realistically there were only like 4 teams in the NBA that needed a backup PG of his nature where they could give him 15-20 mins. There were very few teams that could give him consistant minutes AND needed a scoring pg off the bench.
Ball Don't Lie is online now   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2008, 11:36 AM   #4 (permalink)
convinced that Raptors fans are only happy when they're unhappy.

Retired Administrator
 
Dr. J. Naismith's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Almonte
Posts: 10,246
Representing:
Default

So who's backing up Paul this season in New Orleans then?
Dr. J. Naismith is offline   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2008, 11:45 AM   #5 (permalink)
contemplating

The Killing Joke

 
Claudius's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Burkina Faso, Disputed Zone
Posts: 10,030
Representing:
Send a message via MSN to Claudius
Default

Mike James I believe..........
Claudius is offline   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2008, 11:55 AM   #6 (permalink)
is dead inside

you ain't bout that life
 
Gurk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 21,330
Representing:
Default

Mike James...
After that career year with Toronto Mike James has sucked
I like to see him back up CP3
Gurk is online now   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2008, 12:00 PM   #7 (permalink)
We going to the 'ship!

Senior Member

 
Ball Don't Lie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 11,019
Representing:
Default

James wont be playing anymore than 8-10 mins. I think hes still capable of playing 4 mins a half and playing some D and not making any dumb plays on offence especially with the vets around him. I wouldnt be surprised if they did sign a veteran PG before the offseason was over though. Pargo didnt really backup Paul in the first place really, he played more beside him, and with them getting Posey there was really no point in bringing him back for 4 mil a year to play 10mpg
Ball Don't Lie is online now   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Pargo to Bulls the_ raps_analyst NBA Talk 1 07-09-2009 12:33 AM
Olympiacos lands Pargo MetroStar NBA Talk 7 01-27-2009 02:23 PM
Pargo could sign with Spurs? The MVP of West Hollywood NBA Talk 6 08-06-2008 07:15 PM
Watching Spain-Russia.. Belsius Toronto Raptors 20 07-20-2008 06:19 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:11 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright RaptorsForum.com 2005-2011

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24