Jeremy Pargo, little brother of current NBA free agent Jannero Pargo, has signed with basketball powerhouse Maccabi Tel-Aviv according to the team's official site (and the above nicely produced highlight package, I guess).
There have been rumors in the media that Pargo has been signed to take the roster spot of Mikhail Torrance who is currently recovering after collapsing while preparing to join his new teammates in Israel.
The creatively-inefficient scorer played this summer for both the Charlotte Bobcats and Minnesota Timberwolves in the Orlando and Vegas Summer Leagues, respectively, but wasn't able to quiet his doubters as he shot just 33% from the field and averaged a horrendous 4.6 turnovers for the Wolves in Vegas.
On the plus side, though, Pargo averaged 4.6 assists and 1.6 steals - the former number pretty impressive considering the amount of time (none) that he was able to build a rapport with his teammates.
The fact that Pargo's defense, the skill I assumed would be his ticket to an NBA roster spot, wasn't impressive in Vegas probably means that the point guard is destined to a career in Israel - he played for Galil Gilboa last season - but that isn't such a bad thing considering the alternative is hoping to land in the right NBA training camp and then impress the team enough to stick.
Still, I wouldn't have minded Pargo playing in the D-League this season - especially since he won my award for most-awkward game-winner in the Orlando Pro Summer League this year.