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Jeremy Pargo
Jeremy Pargo
Position: None
Born: 03/07/86
Height: 6-2 / 1.88
Weight:218 lbs. / 99.3 kg.
Turkish Airlines Euroleague champion Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv brought back one of the dominant pieces in its run to the 2011 Euroleague Championship Game by signing point guard Jeremy Pargo to a two-year deal. Pargo (1.88 meters, 28 years old) arrives from CSKA Moscow, with whom he reached the Final Four in Milan last season, but saw his team fall to Maccabi in the semifinals. He averaged 5 points and 1.4 assists over 27 Euroleague games for CSKA. Pargo enjoyed his best season with Maccabi in 2010-11. He averaged 13 points, 3.5 rebounds and 4.3 assists in 22 games, was the Euroleague MVP of the Month in March 2011 and named to the 2010-11 All-Euroleague Second Team. He helped Maccabi win the Israeli double – league and cup titles – in 2011.
Former NBA guard Jeremy Pargo (Agency: Priority Sports) who recorded stints with the Memphis Grizzlies, Philadelphia 76ers and registered 25 appearances for the Cleveland Cavaliers, analyzed if Blatt is NBA material, and fit for an immediate head coach position. “Blatt is a great coach. His pace of the game is pretty much NBA pace and he coached guys that are familiar with the NBA style. He’s really a smart guy,” Pargo told Eurobasket. “Blatt understands emotions of players, their different attitudes, and knows how to get it all into one. Those are ingredients one needs to be a successful coach in the NBA,” the Chicago-born guard added.
RealGM: You’ve played for three different NBA teams. Where did you feel the most comfortable – Memphis, Cleveland or Philadelphia? Pargo: I felt most comfortable in Cleveland. I was given an opportunity, unfortunately by Kyrie Irving being hurt. Coach Byron Scott showed a lot of trust in me, and I was able to play with some freedom. It was just unfortunate the way the situation ended in Cleveland.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have acquired forward/center Marreese Speights, guard Wayne Ellington, guard Josh Selby and a future first round draft pick from the Memphis Grizzlies in exchange for forward Jon Leuer, Cavaliers General Manager Chris Grant announced today from Cleveland Clinic Courts. The Cavaliers also waived guard Jeremy Pargo. “Marreese will strengthen our front court, while Wayne and Josh will add depth to our back court. At the same time, we are adding a valuable asset with another future first round pick, while also maintaining our future flexibility,” said Cavaliers General Manager Chris Grant. “We wish Jon and Jeremy the best as they move on with their careers and thank them for their time with us here in Cleveland.”
Cavs guard Jeremy Pargo has launched a Twitter campaign, #LetPargoDunk, to get into the Slam Dunk Contest during the All-Star Game in Houson. Using the Twitter handle @DontHa8Pargo, he has featured clips of himself dunking. To watch, go to Of course, Cavs fans got to see the real thing when he dunked against Atlanta on Wednesday. Even though the league doesn’t let fans vote for the dunk participants, Pargo thought the publicity campaign might catch on anyway. “I’ve seen guys over the years do it and it came out good for them,” he said. “It’s something we talked about as a team. Guys were willing to help. Hopefully it works. I don’t know if it will work.”
There is a leader in the competition for the backup point guard position with the Cavaliers, but coach Byron Scott won’t divulge who it is and he certainly isn’t ready to name a winner in the race between Donald Sloan and Jeremy Pargo. With about a week left in training camp, one of the looming decisions is whether to carry two or three point guards. The Cavs must release two more players before the start of the season, but those cuts aren’t expected to come until after Tuesday’s preseason finale.
“Our approach remains consistent as we try to bring in young talent, create future opportunity with draft picks as potential assets and maintain flexibility,” Grant said in a press release. “Jeremy adds depth to our backcourt. He is a young, aggressive, athletic guard who we feel fits well with our style of play, both defensively and offensively.”