Posted October 01, 2012 on AP on Fox
Free-agent guard Jannero Pargo signed with the Washington Wizards, who were looking to add backcourt depth while John Wall is sidelined with a left knee injury. The 6-foot-1 Pargo averaged 5.6 points, 1.9 assists and 1.5 rebounds with the Atlanta Hawks last season, his eighth in the NBA. He also has played with the Los Angeles Lakers, Toronto Raptors, Chicago Bulls and New Orleans Hornets, with career averages of 6.5 points, 2.0 assists and 1.5 rebounds. The Wizards announced the deal Monday. On Friday, the team said Wall would be out for about two months, including the first month or so of the regular season.,

Wizards sign G Pargo

Guard Jannero Pargo signed with the Washington Wizards. Terms were not disclosed. An eight-year veteran, Pargo has averaged 6.5 points, 2.0 assists and 1.5 rebounds in 429 career games. He averaged 5.6 points and 1.9 assists in 50 games for the Atlanta Hawks last season, and has also played for the Lakers, Bulls and Hornets. "Jannero brings us veteran leadership and added...

Jannero Pargo Signs One-Year Deal With Wizards

Jannero Pargo spent last season with the Hawks.

Pargo Takes Over For John Wall

With Wall out for 8 weeks, the Wizards had to make a move. And that move is Jannero Pargo. The agreement is a 1yr deal at the vet’s min but only until Wall returns. Which kinda sucks for Pargo, but work is work I guess.

Wizards' Wall hopes to return sooner than expected

Washington Wizards point guard John Wall, tabbed to miss the first month of the regular season with a left knee injury, hopes he'll return sooner than expected. ''Luckily, I'm young,'' said Wall, who was diagnosed with the early stages of a stress injury to his left knee cap. ''Hopefully, it'll heal quicker than what it takes older people.'...

Drew stressing defense for up-tempo Hawks

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New contract on back burner for Hawks' Smith

ATLANTA In Josh Smith's newest Adidas commercial, he traverses the city of Atlanta in a pristine white Hawks uniform discussing the encumbrances of carrying a franchise's expectations. It's nothing groundbreaking; typical basketball advertising.The shoe company has Smith recite his lines over a symphony of squeaking shoes and a keyboard-driven beat: "They say the...

Washington Wizards: 2012-13 NBA Season Preview

The Sports Bank will be counting down to the opening tip of the 2012-13 NBA season with team by team previews starting with the worst and working our way to the title contenders.  There is no lockout this time around so let’s get going. The Washington Wizards training camp began with a sour taste as news came out that John Wall suffered a minor setback to his knee injury and...

John Wall may be out until December

The Washington Wizards are having to bounce back after some tough personnel calls that left them dealing with the immaturity of guys like Andray Blatche and JaVale McGee. They have moved past those guys now though, and could be a team on the rise with a lot of young talent, and some solid veterans as well. They brought in Nene, Trevor Ariza and Emeka Okafor and drafted Bradley...

New-look Hawks insist they're not just rebuilding

The Atlanta Hawks sure look different as they prepare for the start of training camp Tuesday. Joe Johnson is gone. So is Marvin Williams. There's also a new general manager, Danny Ferry. In all, the Hawks have only five players remaining from a team that made its fifth straight trip to the playoffs, only to be eliminated in the opening round by Boston. One of the holdovers...

NBA Rumors: Wizards Lose John Wall for about 8 Weeks

The Washington Wizards will enter the 2012-13 season a man down. According to the Associated Press, Wizards’ star point guard John Wall will miss double-digit games to start the NBA season. “Just something that happens when you work out very hard; that’s all I can say,” Wall said. “It’s very tough for me, Wall added. Wall [...] [[ This is a content summary only. Visit...

Josh Smith Focused On Leading Hawks To Playoffs, Not Contract

The Hawks are in "semi-rebuilding" mode as Josh Smith enters the final season of his contract.

Memorable sports moment of the week – Michael Jordan officially announces he will return to the NBA as a player with the Washington Wizards

11 years ago today on October 1, 2001, the iconic Michael Jordan officially proclaimed he was returning to play in the NBA for two seasons with the Washington Wizards. Although it was widely known that Jordan, a five-time Most Valuable … Continue reading →

New-look Hawks have much to learn

ATLANTA When the storm had passed, Larry Drew hopped on a plane. The Atlanta Hawks' head coach was searching for an answer. He was hoping he could find it in Israel. David Blatt, an American-born Israeli citizen best known for coaching the Russian national team, represents an odd array of basketball experience a Princeton graduate earning his basketball doctorate overseas...
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