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Cavs coach Byron Scott said there is a leader in the backup point guard spot. Of course, he wouldn't say who it was, but it sounds like it's Donald Sloan. It doesn't appear as if both Sloan and Jeremy Pargo can make the final roster. Sulia

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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. Akron Beacon Journal

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Sam Amico: I suspect Cavs will do same with Jeremy Pargo. RT @HoopsRumors: Grizzlies waive D.J. Kennedy http://dlvr.it/29xgTF Twitter

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In trading Pargo, his $1 million guaranteed 2012/13 salary and a second round pick for Kennedy (whose minimum salary of $762,195 is fully unguaranteed), Memphis does a salary dump and nothing else. Even the $1 million TPE they open up in doing so (created as Kennedy's salary is absorbable via the minimum salary exception) is of little use, being so small. ShamSports.com

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Blatt compared Shved’s situation to that of Jeremy Pargo, whom he coached at Israeli team Maccabi Tel Aviv before Pargo moved to the Memphis Grizzlies in 2011 but failed to break into the team. “I told him ‘You need to wait one more season, to be a lead player another year before you make the jump.’ He went, he didn’t play a minute the whole season, he didn’t even dress in the playoffs,” Blatt said. RIA Novosti

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In response to Eurobasket's report yesterday concerning Maccabi Tel Avivs star point guard Jeremy Pargo opting out of his contract and becoming a free player, Pargo's agent Brad Ames, addressed the situation for the first time, explaining the player's side of the story. 'This was a very difficult decision for Jeremy to make,' said Ames, 'He truly enjoyed his time with Maccabi Tel Aviv, yet, Jeremy's main goal is to play in the NBA.' Eurobasket.com

ESPN's Marc Stein hinted that one of the NBA teams that is interested in Pargo's services once the lockout ends, is the San Antonio Spurs. Ames explained that Pargo's move was well thought out. 'During June we had conversations with a number of NBA teams who expressed a great deal of interest in Jeremy for next season. Jeremy had the option to terminate his agreement with Maccabi, and he exercised his option,' Ames added, ending any possibility of Pargo's return to Nokia Arena this season. Eurobasket.com

Jeremy Pargo rode his speed and athleticism to a breakout season in 2010-11, fueling Maccabi's drive to the Euroleague finals as a hard-to-harness scoring point guard. But the success and resulting interest from the NBA prompted Pargo to opt out of his Maccabi contract earlier this month, meaning that the younger brother of NBA veteran Jannero Pargo must be convinced he'll be offered a good job in the States if he was willing to walk away from a sure thing to wait out the unknown. ESPN.com

David Pick of Eurobasket.com was the first to report earlier Sunday that Pargo elected to opt out of his Maccabi contract before an Aug. 1 deadline in the deal. Blatt has since signed Greek guard Thodoros Papaluokas and Farmar (until the lockout ends) to fill the Pargo void. Former Duke guard Jon Scheyer, who played in the D-League last season after recovering from a serious eye injury sustained while playing with the Miami Heat's summer-league team in July 2010, is another recent Maccabi signee. "This has absolutely nothing to do with listening to other offers in Europe," Chicago-based agent Mark Bartelstein said of Pargo's decision to opt out of his Maccabi deal. "This is all about Jeremy's dream to play in the NBA. That's what he wants to pursue." ESPN.com

Sources in Israel say that the San Antonio Spurs, before the lockout began July 1, expressed the strongest interest in signing the 25-year-old. But sources closer to home indicate that the Spurs are not alone in their curiosity and that Pargo has piqued the interest of several NBA teams. ESPN.com

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