Wizards Sign Jannero Pargo

WASHINGTON, D.C. –Washington Wizards President Ernie Grunfeld announced today that the team has signed free agent guard Jannero Pargo. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not released.

“Jannero brings us veteran leadership and added depth to our backcourt,” said Grunfeld. “He is a hard-nosed competitor and proven outside shooter that will fit well with the mix of veterans and young players on our roster.”

Pargo (6-1, 185) holds career averages of 6.5 points, 2.0 assists and 1.5 rebounds per game while shooting .354 from three-point range in 429 games (18 starts). Originally undrafted out of the University of Arkansas, Pargo began his career in 2002 with the Los Angeles Lakers. He has also spent time with the Raptors, Bulls, Hornets and Hawks.

Pargo comes to Washington after spending the 2011-12 season with the Atlanta Hawks where he averaged 5.6 points, 1.9 assists and 1.5 rebounds while shooting .384 from three-point range in 50 games. The eight-year pro enjoyed his best season in 2006-07 with the New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets when he appeared in all 82 games and averaged a career-high 9.2 points per game. He has averaged 5.8 points and 1.5 assists in 40 career playoff games with Lakers, Bulls, Hornets and Hawks.