Familiar face might fill Gordon vacancy

The Bulls perhaps have zeroed in on a player who can fill Ben Gordon’s roster spot.

The team has been discussing the possibility of a contract with shooting guard Jannero Pargo, according to Yahoo! Sports. The New Orleans Hornets also are interested in Pargo.

Pargo spent three seasons, 2003-06, with the Bulls during Scott Skiles’ coaching tenure. He was a shooting specialist, coming off the bench often as an eighth or ninth man.

Pargo moved on to play two seasons with the Hornets, mostly backing up Chris Paul at point guard. He averaged eight points a game in 2007-08, when New Orleans looked like a fast-rising team and took San Antonio to seven games in the second round of the playoffs.

Unable to find a contract to his liking last summer, Pargo ventured overseas and signed with Moscow Dynamo. The team struggled financially during the season and bought out Pargo’s contract, and he joined Olympiakos in Greece.

With Gordon agreeing to a deal with the Detroit Pistons on the first day of free agency, the Bulls want an offense-oriented guard to play behind Derrick Rose, John Salmons and Kirk Hinrich.