The Sixers signed 26 year old point guard, Jeremy Pargo, two a ten day contract on Thursday. This news comes right after the second ten day contract of Shelvin Mack expired. If the Sixers wanted to keep Mack, they would’ve had to sign him for the remainder of the season, and the former Butler guard just did not show enough to earn him a roster spot full-time.This will be the third different point guard on the team other than All-Star Jrue Holiday and back-up Royal Ivey. Shelvin Mack was the second failed experiment at trying to find some offensive output from the position when Holiday is off the court, the first being Maalik Wayns.
Pargo exploded for a career-high 28 points back in November against the Sixers while playing for Cleveland, but is known to be inconsistent. The inconsistency may come from the ever-changing playing time he has gotten in the past or numerous other reasons. Either way, Pargo has shown the ability to score efficiently at times, and that should give him the chance to earn a spot for the second half of the season.
Hopefully this will be the end of this revolving door of point guards off the bench for the Sixers. Pargo is a player capable of scoring double figures on a nightly basis if given steady minutes. The possibility of him getting those minutes is increased with the news that Jason Richardson will likely miss the remainder of the season. It is likely that he will see some time next to Ivey as well in the backcourt due to the fact that Pargo isn’t your traditional point guard, and doesn’t rack up many assists. His versatility is a plus though, and also offers something Wayns and Mack did not.