After three days of voting, At The Hive's readers have decided that Jannero Pargo is the Hornets' least valuable asset. He had 38 percent of the site's votes.
While Pargo is still a serviceable NBA player and favorite of Steve Clifford, his lack of value is apparent in both his age and productivity. The 6'1" point guard will be 35 later this month, and even though he's still capable of giving the Hornets 10 minutes of solid playing time a game while Kemba Walker and Brian Roberts rest, Pargo's best days are clearly behind him.
Pargo signed two 10-day contracts with the Hornets two seasons ago, earning him a deal for the rest of the season. In the summer of 2013, the then Bobcats offered Pargo a one-year deal. Last season, he played in 29 games, averaging 4.7 points and 1.8 assists while shooting 40 percent from behind the arc in just 8.3 minutes per game. He's a consummate professional and veteran leader, and that's where the majority of his value lies today. You won't find a Hornet that doesn't love playing with Jannero Pargo.
Over the summer, Rich Cho signed Pargo to a fully guaranteed one-year deal worth $1.45 million. We're approaching the end of Pargo's playing career, but I'd be very surprised if he didn't find himself a role in a front office or on the sideline.
We'll miss you, Jannero.
One down, 15 to go.