By DONNELL SUGGS (Special to the Daily World)
The Atlanta Hawks added to their point guard rotation by signing seven-year veteran point guard Jannero Pargo on Dec. 20.
With young Jeff Teague expected to start at point guard in his third season with the Hawks, and veteran guard Kirk Hinrich recovering from shoulder surgery, Atlanta sought out Chicago-born Pargo, who adds much-needed playoff experience.
Pargo has been through the playoff wars with a number of NBA teams. Undrafted out of Arkansas in 2002, Pargo was signed by the Los Angeles Lakers his rookie year. He has since played with Toronto, New Orleans, Oklahoma City, and for his hometown Chicago Bulls on two separate occasions. In 2009-10 with Chicago, the seven-year veteran played in 63 games – starting in five – averaging 5.5 points per game, 1.4 assists per game and 1.2 rebround per game in 13.2 minutes per game. Despite resigning with the Bulls on March 20, 2011, he didn’t play in a game last season.