Reports: Pargo signs with Russian team

Saturday, August 16, 2008
By: Jim Eichenhofer,

Our friend at Yahoo! Sports, Adrian Wojnarowski, along with various other news outlets, is reporting that two-year Hornets guard Jannero Pargo has signed a one-year contract with Moscow Dynamo in Russia.
As a result of the signing, the Hornets have two players on the roster with previous NBA experience as a point guard, Chris Paul and Mike James. New Orleans currently has 12 players under contract for next season.

USA Basketball throttles Spain, 119-82

The USA Basketball men’s senior national team passed its most difficult test of the 2008 Olympics in impressive fashion, routing Spain by a 119-82 count. Spain features five players with previous NBA experience, as well as two others who are expected to make their debut in the league in 2008-09.
Chris Paul was outstanding again, tallying 14 points (on only five field-goal attempts), along with five rebounds and eight assists in only 24 minutes. He was 8-for-8 from the foul line.