The Grizzlies made a small move today by inking Jeremy Pargo to a 2-year, $2 million deal. Pargo played his college ball at Gonzaga, graduating in 2009, and proved to be a fairly suitable point guard who can shoot the ball a little, but also show some skill on the defensive side of the ball. Pargo played professional ball in Israel in 2010, leading his team, Hapoel Gilboa Galil Elyon, to victory at the 2010 Israeli Super League Basketball Championship. That's about the highlight of his professional career, where last season he played point guard for Maccabi Tel-Aviv.
It's hard to imagine that he'll be much of an impact player for the Grizzlies, but I think at this point the best bet for him is to replace Ish Smith as the team's third point guard. I like Smith, but I think Pargo fills a bigger need. He has better size than Smith and absolutely should fill a bigger role as a perimeter defender. Again, this isn't a huge move, but it helps fill out the roster nicely.