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August 08, 2013

Charlotte Bobcats to re-sign Jannero Pargo; Anthony Tolliver could be next

    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.

Posted by Observer Sports on August 8, 2013 at 05:08 PM | Permalink


Seth Curry anyone?

Posted by: Nick | Aug 8, 2013 5:55:02 PM

No Curry, at least not Seth. He is not NBA material.

Posted by: Truth | Aug 8, 2013 6:33:31 PM

No doubt Seth Curry will at the Bobcats/Hornets training camp.

Posted by: BBall Expert | Aug 8, 2013 6:46:47 PM

Well when he has the potential to be a lights out spot up shooter (which would be nice for us) and considering the pedigree, I think it would be a little silly not to take the chance.

I remember critics doubting his brother, I think some also thought he could have dropped out of the lottery, because of his size and playing nature and he proved everyone wrong (minus the injuries).

If Jeremy Lin can make something out of nothing and prove that he can do something, I would say, Seth has a shot.

Or maybe I'm reaching for nostalgia with the return of the Hornets and the potential to have another Curry jersey filled.

Posted by: Nick | Aug 8, 2013 7:19:25 PM

The NBA uses the same basketball goal used in college basketball. I am not a Duke fan, but there is no denying that Seth Curry like his dad and brother can really shoot the rock. It would be a shame not to give him a chance to make the Hornet's roster.

Seth's biggest sin was playing b-ball for Duke, but that is now in his past. Sign the kid.

Posted by: Star | Aug 8, 2013 7:50:23 PM

I read an article recently that said, Seth Curry has a workout schedule with the Bobcats and the end of the month.

Posted by: PanFan | Aug 8, 2013 9:52:44 PM

Yes, a team needs a 3rd point guard. However, Pargo is no point guard. He's a shooter and a reckless one at that. Orchestration skills? Zero.....

Posted by: Rex | Aug 8, 2013 10:18:36 PM

Rex, you sure you weren't talking about that Walker guy who's supposedly the face of the franchise?

Posted by: Michael Procton | Aug 9, 2013 12:27:25 AM

The Cats need to stop w these chuckers play point . Sessions , Pargo and Kemba are all chuckers that pass as an after thought . One has to learn that facilitation first is the only way to get to the first round and out of it .

Posted by: Iron man | Aug 9, 2013 6:24:55 AM

Seth's biggest sin was playing at Duke??? Since when is it a sin to play for the best college coach in the world? Get one of the best degrees in college? You obviously have no clue what you're talking about STAR!!!

Posted by: DL | Aug 9, 2013 7:16:07 AM

they can still sign Curry. NBA roster is normally 15. Currently have mkg,kemba,al,cody,hendo, JT,Session,Gordon,Biz,Pargo. I imagine i am missing 1 or 2 but Curry would be nice to stash on the bench like we did with Hendo for a season or 2. He builds some strength, fixes his ankle and learns in practice how to get shots off against NBA comp. Basically what we did with Hendo his rookie year.

Posted by: spaceman mike | Aug 9, 2013 8:20:15 AM

It wouldent hurt to sign seth..he can atleast stretch the floor...

Posted by: shane | Aug 9, 2013 9:17:25 AM

You Kemba haters are amusing. Constantly spewing the same non-sense. Who in the front court last year was a reliable post player? Who could score with ease down low? Who had nice hands and wouldn't fumble passes? That's right, no one. How do you possible expect a guy to pass to these bad teammates?

No wonder they "chucked" the ball. I would too rather than risking a turnover or missed shot from my awful frontcourt players.

Now with a real front court lineup, you Kemba bashers can finally shut up. You will see him pass because of the players they have now and the coach. Not like he didn't assist before anyway. Check out some MKG and Biz highlights on youtube.

Posted by: D.W.G. | Aug 9, 2013 9:35:31 AM

Seth Curry would be a great addition. He's a shooter and we need a reliable perimeter shooter. I hope he does become a Bobcat/Hornet. #Legacy

Posted by: BobcatsRus | Aug 9, 2013 9:43:49 AM

Kempa is a good passer he doesent have any pic and roll players on the team or any good pic and pop players so its kina hard to rack up assist...and he doest chuck up shots he drives on around 60 to 70 % of his possessions...as zeller develops and whith the addition of big al his assist should be around 7.5 to 8 after a couple months in...aslong as he is a 35 min plus player if he isent they'll have to look at the coaching staff again after this season...

Posted by: shane | Aug 9, 2013 10:41:00 AM

they are at 13 including jeff adrien but i don't think adrien's deal is guaranteed at all.

But I really don't see the point in signing tolliver. I would rather have adrien as the 3rd 4 man than tolliver. i like tolliver a lot but he needs minutes to perform well. we don't have minutes unless someone gets hurt. jefferson/biz/zeller/mcroberts will clog up all of the 4/5 minutes.

if seth curry does NOT get signed.....it's easily one of the biggest mistakes we could possibly make. the guy will be on rookie minimum salary (under half a million). there's NO RISK there. the potential is insanely high but the risk is nothing.

there's no way he's NOT as good as the 15th guy or 6th guard on almost every nba team in the league. is he definitely a starter or definitely his brother or even definitely his dad? no. is he probably his dad? yes. is he possibly his brother? yes.

there's no other side to the debate. it's the ROOKIE MINIMUM. cheapest contract in the game for a guy that has the genes you look for.

Posted by: charlottean | Aug 9, 2013 12:19:36 PM

Give Seth a chance. Higgins gave hi scrub son a chance for 2 seasons.

Posted by: TrueBBallFan | Aug 9, 2013 1:44:00 PM

So ...

It's pretty clear the consensus (out of a handful ahha) agrees that we would be pretty stupid not to pick up, Seth Curry. Let's take this snow ball and create a small sized Hornet avalanche and get out Charlotte born and bred man!

Anything that resembled, Dell of the mid 90's would be an ace in the hole!

Posted by: Nick | Aug 9, 2013 8:16:19 PM

Kemba is a volume shooter . His field goal shooting per centage is below league average . He had wings in the front court he could have made plays with . His passes at the rim totals are the worst of starting point gds . He ranks 27 th . No one fumbles layups but Biz . Kemba never passed when he forced shots at the rim . He never played defense other than overplaying the passing lanes to pad his steals stat . Clifford will be fired if he and his staff don't correct his play on both sides of the ball . This is not hate when the facts support the claims . He never throws any lobs or alley oops to any wings either which is a must for point gds . He's a chucker two gd playing point . Bring Andrew Hartison or Marcus Smart in . The worst move other than drafting Biz was to pick this guy to run your point .

Posted by: Iron man | Aug 10, 2013 5:47:52 AM

Iron man with a pea brain.

Posted by: Hugo Panther | Aug 10, 2013 6:29:25 PM

Good post Iron man.

Posted by: GNC | Aug 11, 2013 3:59:50 PM

Kemba is a winner and it was not humanely possible to nake lobs or get more assists from the likes of our center and wing shooters. He is a winner and I think he is better than most elite point guards comparing year 2 skills. I love his game and he was the reason UCONN won a national championship.

Posted by: Dime Man | Sep 23, 2013 9:51:09 PM

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