Yet another name has surfaced in the Lakers' search for a point guard, according to ESPN.com's Marc Stein. Stein tweets that the Lakers are eyeing Jannero Pargo, who was released by the Wizards nearly a month ago.
Pargo, 33, was unproductive in seven games for the Wizards this year, averaging career-lows in FG% (.250), points per 36 minutes (7.4), PER (0.5), and many other categories. However, the sample size was small, and he has proven before, including last year with the Hawks, that he can be an effective backup off the bench. Pargo, who began his NBA career with the Lakers, was recently said to be on several NBA teams' radars.
In addition to Pargo, names like Jose Calderon, Delonte West, Mike James, Jonny Flynn, Eddie House, and others surfaced last night when various reports suggested that the Lakers were considering adding a point guard to their roster. Ken Berger of CBSSports.com throws former Cleveland State guard Cedric Jackson into the mix as well, noting (via Twitter) that the current Australian League baller is drawing interest from multiple NBA clubs.
While the Lakers are clearly exploring their options, it remains to be seen whether the team will add another point guard, with no open roster spots and Steve Nash due back before the end of the month.