Hornets ink Pargo to help at point behind Paul

Free agent point guard Jannero Pargo agreed to a two-year, $2.1 million deal with the New Orleans Hornets on Thursday, his agent, Mark Bartelstein, told ESPN.com.


Bartelstein said that Pargo has a player option for the second year of the contract.

Pargo spent last season with the Chicago Bulls. He averaged 4.8 points and 1.6 assists in 11.3 minutes per game.

He'll provide insurance for the Hornets starting point guard Chris Paul and recently signed backup Bobby Jackson at the point.