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Charlotte Hornets waive Jannero Pargo

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The Hornets have decided to waive Jannero Pargo per Marc Stein of ESPN

Sam Sharpe-USA TODAY Sports

According to Marc Stein of ESPN, the Charlotte Hornets will be waiving point guard Jannero Pargo. They will use the roster spot on a 10 day contract for Elliot Williams of the D-League.

Jannero Pargo has been with Charlotte since the 2012-2013 season. He has usually been the last point guard on the roster and his main role was to supply point guard depth. However, he has spent most of this season battling injury and only played nine games as a result.

Pargo has never been an excellent point guard, but he was never terrible. A true end of the bench player he could play light minutes and play a game manage role if needed. He's been a solid 3-point shooter throughout his career, sporting a 39 percent career rate from 3-point range, but his short comings in other areas has never made him a viable option for heavy minutes. The Hornets are in desperate need of depth at the point guard right now, and a move had to be made. Even when healthy Pargo doesn't play very much, but is sad to see him cut from the team while injured.

Pargo averaged six points and two assists per game, for his career, while shooting 39% from the field.

The Hornets will be giving Elliot Williams a 10 day contract to see if he can earn a role with Charlotte. Williams has spent his career so far bouncing around from team to team , and has been unable to stay with anybody for longer than a season. It's unlikely Williams will do more for the Hornets than provide depth, but Charlotte has had success with D-League call ups in the past when Chris Douglas-Roberts turned his call up into a long term role in the rotation.

Williams has avearged 3.6 points per game so far in his short NBA career. He has only averaged more than 10 minutes per game once.