Jannero Pargo is a professional basketball player from the United States of America and plays as a point guard. Pargo played for the Neosho County Community College before transferring to the University of Arkansas. He graduated in 2002 and declared for the 2002 NBA Draft but went undrafted.
The Los Angeles Lakers decided to sign him as a free agent and he played 34 games for the Lakers in 2002-03, getting just 10.1 minutes per game and scoring at 2.5 points per game. In 2003-04, after just 13 games with the Lakers, Pargo was traded out to the Toronto Raptors where he played just 5 games before moving onto the Chicago Bulls to end the season with them.
In his 13 games with the Bulls, till the end of the season, Pargo became quite popular and got almost 27 minutes per game of playing time, scoring at 13.5 points per game. This career-high stat was coupled with a career-high 3.6 assists per game as well as 2.1 rebounds.
Pargo got another chance to play with the Bulls but his playing time, and stats, dropped drastically. In just 32 games in the 2004-05 season, Pargo played just 14.2 minutes per game, scoring at 6.4 points per game. He played with the Bulls for another dismal season before heading out to the New Orleans Hornets. Pargo finally got a full season in the NBA, although he started just 7 of the 82 games. He had a career-high 2.2 rebounds per game while his scoring rose to 9.2 points per game.
He played with the Hornets in 2007-08, getting 80 games and starting just 5 of those. A slight drop in performance saw him being released by the team and he decided to head to Europe instead.
Pargo signed a single year, $3.8 million contract with Dynamo Moscow in the Russian Super League. In January 2009, he bought out his contract and decided to move to Greek team Olympiacos Piraeus. Pargo stayed with the team till the end of the season and on being released, decided to return to the NBA.
In July 2009, Pargo signed a 1-year, $2 million contract with the Chicago Bulls, the second stint he would have with the Franchise.