Two years, $2.4 million. Does that meant $1.2 million per year? If so, this is an incredible pickup for the Warriors, one that makes giving up CJ Watson at $4 million per a no-brainer.
Jannero Pargo is a quintessential Nellie backup point guard, quick as a dart, nice three point shot (35%), great at the free throw line (86%), good handle.
He is also a savvy veteran, and a clutch shooter, who had a great playoff run backing up Chris Paul with the Hornets a couple of years ago.
Here are three possible ramifications of this deal off the top of my head:
1) If this is a cheap domino that frees up reserves to sign Anthony Tolliver I would be ecstatic. I really, really want the Warriors to re-sign this hustle player with a nose for the ball, who averaged 7 rbs in a reserve role, and who never took a play off. And who has enough of an offensive game to dump 34 points on Kevin Love’s head in his home arena.
2) Doesn’t this make it highly unlikely that the Warriors will keep Jeremy Lin out of training camp? He is now the 5th point guard, or at least the 5th player 6-3″ and under that the Warriors have under contract. Monta, Curry, Bell, Pargo, Lin. Will the Warriors carry all of them? Although it is possible that they view all of these players as combo guards who can play the two as well. Nellie is certainly not averse to playing a small backcourt, but historically he has favored 6-5″ or bigger two guards who are defensive stoppers. Only Monta and Bell in this group have the ability to guard NBA twos, and they are obviously undersized.
If Lin is to be kept, I would guess that either Bell or Pargo would be moved again before the season starts.
3) Or Monta Ellis.