Spurs expressed interest in Jeremy Pargo, Green signed with Union Olimpija


As reported by ESPN’s Marc Stein, the San Antonio Spurs are interested in the services of Jeremy Pargo.

Jeremy Pargo

Sources in Israel say that the 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.

Undrafted out of Gonzaga, Pargo’s had summer-league stints in 2009 and 2010 with Detroit, Orlando, Charlotte and Minnesota.

Pargo is considered one of the top overseas point guards after directing Maccabi Tel Aviv to the Euroleague Finals, averaging 10 points and 6.3 assists per game.

He had 12 points, nine rebounds, five rebounds and two steals in the championship game loss to Panathinaikos.

With George Hill being traded and Chris Quinn signing with a Russian team, the Spurs will need more depth at the point guard position.

The team’s starting floor general is Tony Parker. After that, Spurs draftee Cory Joseph is only other “true” point guard on it’s roster. It would make sense for the Spurs to add another point guard on their lineup, and Pargo seems to be a good fit.

Meanwhile, Spurs backup forward Daniel Green has signed with Slovenian basketball league champion Union Olimpija.

The 24-year-old Green will be reunited with former college teammate Deon Thompson. The two helped North Carolina win the 2009 NCAA title.

Olimpija did not mention financial terms of the deal Monday or whether Green signed an out clause to return to the NBA after the lockout.

Green averaged 5.1 points in eight games last season for the Spurs.

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4 thoughts on “Spurs expressed interest in Jeremy Pargo, Green signed with Union Olimpija

  1. Jeremy Pargo is a solid player, but teams won’t be allowed to recruit players because of the lockout so I won’t get excited as much and if reports are true that the Spurs are not alone in pursuit of Pargo, then it always comes to who bids the highest.

    Knowing the Spurs, they don’t spend too much money on free agents. But if they somehow end up acquiring Pargo, I’d be happy.

  2. Pargo will definitely look good in silver and black, but the Spurs seriously need to look for another big man to add depth on their frontcourt.

  3. Pingback: NBA players mulling overseas option amid lockout; league’s reputation stained « Spurs World

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