Sixers Sign Jeremy Pargo For Remainder of the Season
The Sixers will sign Jeremy Pargo for the remainder of the season, sources tell Yahoo! Sports. Pargo had been on a 10-day deal, but it expired, but the team will keep him around for the remainder of the year. No corresponding move to clear a spot on the roster will be necessary for the Sixers, who had been carrying 13 players.
He has been a nice spark for the Sixers since signing his 10-day deal, giving the team another ball-handler, allowing Jrue Holiday to play off-the-ball more. A prime example of this was Feb. 9 against the Bobcats, Pargo had 12 points, one 3-pointer, four rebounds and six assists in 29 minutes off the Sixers' bench
Doug Collins appears willing to give Pargo a legitimate spot in the rotation, Pargo teamed up with Jrue Holiday for long stretches, giving Holiday more time without the ball in his hands.
Pargo has appeared in three games for the Sixers, averaging 8.0 points, 2.7 assists and 2.3 rebounds in 23.7 minutes per game. He also played in 25 games with 11 starts for Cleveland earlier this season before being waived on Jan. 22.
He is a 6-2 guard who is willing to drive and take the ball to-the-basket, something a lot of Sixers haven't been willing to do. While he might not be a huge piece of the puzzle, the Sixers seem to be making calls to make the team better. Even with Pargo under contract for the rest of the season, the club will have one open roster spot to facilitate a trade or sign another free agent.