The Hinrich injury to start the season forced the Hawks to sign two point guards to back-up Teague, Donald Sloan and Jannero Pargo.
When Hinrich came back from his shoulder injury, the Hawks had to decide between Pargo or Sloan on which player they should cut. "The Sloan Experiment" didn't go very well whenever he played, so Pargo was the player that was kept.
Pargo's ability to make shots and his better overall experience made him a better option than Sloan. It also didn't hurt him that he was Joe Johnson's former college teammate in Arkansas, and that they've developed a friendship ever since then.
Quick Note: Pargo stayed and lived in Joe Johnson's house in Atlanta during the season (according to KC Johnson).
Positives: The 2012 poor version of Flip Murray. Wasn't afraid to shoot and jack up any shot. Good handles and pretty good speed. Worked hard on defense. Did a respectable job being the #2 point guard when Hinrich was out. Also did a respectable job being the #3 point guard when Hinrich came back.
Negatives: Like mentioned before, he was the 2012 version of Flip Murray. Meaning, he wasn't afraid to shoot any shot. Took quite a bit of ill-advised shots and even forced some when he was "cold". Didn't create many plays for his teammates. Worked hard on defense, but effort can only get you so far...had a hard time staying in front of his man.
Best Moment/Game: Arguably, Pargo's two best games of the season came against the Orlando Magic. He really showed his Flip Murray-ness inside him in those games. In one game, he scored 15 points in 6-9 shooting (all in the first half!). In another game, he scored 17 points in 6 for 10 shooting, while making (a season high) 5 out of his 8 three point attempts.
Final Grade: C
Random Youtube Video: Pargo doesn't know what to do with his hands....
Exit Question: Should the Hawks give Pargo another shot?
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