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Postby abeer3 on Sat Jul 20, 2013 7:57 am

BDG wrote:Wow, either I never realized or totally forgot that Farmar shot 46% FG, 44% 3PT, 90% 3PT in his last year with the Nets.

Really interested to see what he can contribute this year, especially if he's improved his game overseas.


yeah, I thought he played pretty well there; didn't see why he sort of fell off the map/had to go overseas.

I think we're going to see a lot of steve blake at the 2 this year. more importantly, with nash and blake both being injury prone at this point, it's crucial that dantoni has someone not named darius morris to run the offense at all times.
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Re: Jordan Farmar Discussion: Future Lakers' GM (14)

Postby XXIV on Sat Jul 20, 2013 11:11 am

He didnt fall off, it was the lockout that made him go overseas.
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Re: Jordan Farmar Discussion: Future Lakers' GM (14)

Postby Rooscooter on Sat Jul 20, 2013 12:04 pm

abeer3 wrote:it's crucial that dantoni has someone not named darius morris to run the offense at all times.


:man10: It's crucial that Darius Morris is as far away from this team as possible.
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Re: Jordan Farmar Discussion: Future Lakers' GM (14)

Postby LTLakerFan on Sat Jul 20, 2013 4:03 pm

Poor Darious, just could not improve enough with the handles, shooting and mental side. Is he in the summer league for anyone or is he already balling in Iran or the Gaza Strip? :disagree:
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Re: Jordan Farmar Discussion: Future Lakers' GM (14)

Postby lakerfan2 on Mon Jul 22, 2013 12:47 pm

BDG wrote:Wow, either I never realized or totally forgot that Farmar shot 46% FG, 44% 3PT, 90% 3PT in his last year with the Nets.

Really interested to see what he can contribute this year, especially if he's improved his game overseas.


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Re: Jordan Farmar Discussion: Future Lakers' GM (14)

Postby Battle Tested20 on Mon Jul 22, 2013 5:14 pm

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BDG wrote:Wow, either I never realized or totally forgot that Farmar shot 46% FG, 44% 3PT, 90% 3PT in his last year with the Nets.

Really interested to see what he can contribute this year, especially if he's improved his game overseas.


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Re: Jordan Farmar Discussion: Future Lakers' GM (14)

Postby Ariza3 on Fri Sep 06, 2013 12:05 pm

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Jordan Farmar had to leave, had to distance himself from Los Angeles and the Lakers, before he could realize he belongs here and that nothing would feel as good to him as wearing purple and gold.

Farmar, a product of Woodland Hills Taft High and two years at UCLA, began his career with the Lakers and contributed to their title runs in 2009 and 2010 as a backup point guard. He departed as a free agent but has come home again, now 26 and more confident and mature.

"I'm in a great place," he said a few days ago, meaning not just Southern California but the mind-set he developed the past three years.

In 2010 he was frustrated over playing a secondary role in Phil Jackson's triangle offense, which didn't suit Farmar's game. His journey took him to New Jersey, where he averaged 9.6 and 10.4 points per game in two seasons, and during the lockout to Tel Aviv, where he reconnected with his Jewish heritage.

After he was traded to Atlanta and waived, he signed with Anadolu Efes of the Turkish League and lived in Istanbul, where he marveled at hearing the traditional Muslim call to prayer echo around the city five times a day.

"A lot of people can't say they have that experience in the short lives we live," said Farmar, who shared it with his wife, former UCLA and professional soccer player Jill Oakes, and their first child. The couple added a second daughter a month ago.

Seeing the world has helped Farmar see himself more clearly and recognize what's important.

He followed the Lakers closely, staying up until the wee hours in Europe to watch them on TV. But not until Jackson retired and was replaced — by Mike Brown, who was replaced by Mike D'Antoni — was the situation right for Farmar to return to the Lakers, or for them to want him back. They paid his Turkish team $500,000 to buy out the rest of a contract potentially worth $10 million, and he took a one-year NBA deal for $1.1 million.

To him, it made perfect sense.

"Being a Laker is special to me," he said.

In D'Antoni's point guard-driven, up-tempo offense, Farmar can play to his strengths on the pick-and-roll. He can push the ball and make plays, providing a young, athletic alternative to the aging Steve Nash and last season's backup, Steve Blake.

Playing for D'Antoni, Farmar said, was a motivating factor to give up the money he would have gotten in Turkey.

"I had to just go on and give myself an opportunity, because I think I have a great opportunity for me to contribute a lot and just be kind of what they're looking for," he said.

"At the time when I left, I was a free agent. We had won back-to-back championships and I was 23 years old, so I really wanted a chance to grow and live outside of L.A. and do a few different things in my career. But this time around I felt this is an amazing fit, first and foremost, coming back home and playing for Coach D'Antoni right now and bringing whatever I can bring to the table and help the team. It's just being more prepared to handle what's going to be asked of me."

And no, he said firmly, he has no regrets about leaving.

"Hindsight is 20-20 and you can say if I'd stayed, Phil Jackson quit the next year and it would have been a good opportunity for me. Who knows? At that time I had to make a decision that was right in front of me," Farmar said.

"Phil Jackson was very comfortable with Derek Fisher staying in the role that he had been playing. I just felt at that point, after four years in the NBA and two rings, that my role wasn't going to be changing and I was playing the same role. I needed to give myself a chance to grow, or at least to give myself a shot and see what could happen."

He grew as a person and, he thinks, as a player. He had to focus on defense in Turkey and that can only help a team whose defensive play was too shoddy too often last season.

As for playing time, he said he has gotten no promises and expects none.

"You earn your minutes," he said. "I know what my role is. I know when Steve Nash is off the floor, myself and Steve Blake have the responsibility of picking up the slack and hopefully even playing better.

"A big part of our championship runs was the fact that our bench was so strong. I embrace that role and that job and I look forward to doing it well, and the minutes will be a day-to-day thing."

As long as he's in Los Angeles, in a Lakers uniform, it's all good to Farmar, no matter that many projections for the Lakers' season are bleak. "I think we have a talented group and we're going to be a lot better than people have us down for," he said. "I'm excited to get after it. I could care less what people say."
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Re: Jordan Farmar Discussion: Future Lakers' GM (14)

Postby ShowTime_IR on Tue Sep 10, 2013 1:09 pm

I'm from israel and want to share our expereince with Jordan Farmer when he played here in Maccabi Tel Aviv at the lockout season.
He came here as a star. "An NBA player who won champioinships". and he live to his expectations.
He was a leader and the best player on the team, in a good way.

I truely believe that this season, with no injuries, well have one of the best backcourt in the League. Steve Nash will be 2 times better than last season, now that hes healthy. and MDA could manage his minutes with farmer and blake from the bench. blake for more of a scoring PG and Farmer as a leader on court with the second unit.

maybe i'm crazy but I think this season well see energy on the court like we havent seen in the last few years.
if Nick Young lives to the expactations and have a role-star player stats (somewhere between 12-14 ppg). Gasol will play as a smart experience type Duncan player. and with all the new additions someone will be our next Earl Clark. I think will be a playofff team with heart.
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Re: Jordan Farmar Discussion: Future Lakers' GM (14)

Postby XXIV on Tue Sep 10, 2013 8:38 pm

^ Thanks for sharing, you should check out the Optimistic thread. :man1:
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Re: Jordan Farmar Discussion: Future Lakers' GM (14)

Postby KareemTheGreat33 on Sun Sep 29, 2013 11:12 am

Wes, Nick Young and Jordan Farmar will help us a lot. This team will be exciting with all this quick and talented guys
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Re: Jordan Farmar Discussion: Future Lakers' GM (14)

Postby trodgers on Sun Sep 29, 2013 7:12 pm

XXIV wrote:^ Thanks for sharing, you should check out the Optimistic thread. :man1:

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Re: Jordan Farmar Discussion: Future Lakers' GM (14)

Postby Doc Brown on Tue Oct 01, 2013 2:32 pm

Mike Trudell ‏@LakersReporter 1h
D'Antoni on @jrfarmar: "You can already see he’s going to be effective this year. The biggest thing is his toughness."
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I wonder if Blake is going to exclusively play the 2 this year? Jordan the backup PG and Blake filling in for Nash when he sits out back-to-backs.
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Re: Jordan Farmar Discussion: Future Lakers' GM (14)

Postby Barnstable on Tue Oct 01, 2013 4:32 pm

Doc Brown wrote:
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D'Antoni on @jrfarmar: "You can already see he’s going to be effective this year. The biggest thing is his toughness."
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I wonder if Blake is going to exclusively play the 2 this year? Jordan the backup PG and Blake filling in for Nash when he sits out back-to-backs.


Yes please and yes please.

I'd run Farmar/Blake in a heartbeat before Farmar/Meeks.

Tougher, better defense, better decision making and I bet better shooting in this system as either Blake or Farmar can bring the ball up and they can feed each other for spot up 3s.
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Re: Jordan Farmar Discussion: Future Lakers' GM (14)

Postby LTLakerFan on Fri Oct 18, 2013 9:55 pm

Good to see Jordan on the court again. He looks quick and strong and experienced, as he is. Good stuff.
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Re: Jordan Farmar Discussion: Future Lakers' GM (14)

Postby XXIV on Fri Oct 18, 2013 10:23 pm

LTLakerFan wrote:Good to see Jordan on the court again. He looks quick and strong and experienced, as he is. Good stuff.


Key word right there. He's definitely more mature and acting like a leader on the court.
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Re: Jordan Farmar Discussion: Future Lakers' GM (14)

Postby therealdeal on Sat Oct 19, 2013 8:47 am

Barnstable wrote:
Doc Brown wrote:
Mike Trudell ‏@LakersReporter 1h
D'Antoni on @jrfarmar: "You can already see he’s going to be effective this year. The biggest thing is his toughness."
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I wonder if Blake is going to exclusively play the 2 this year? Jordan the backup PG and Blake filling in for Nash when he sits out back-to-backs.


Yes please and yes please.

I'd run Farmar/Blake in a heartbeat before Farmar/Meeks.

Tougher, better defense, better decision making and I bet better shooting in this system as either Blake or Farmar can bring the ball up and they can feed each other for spot up 3s.

I've been under the assumption that was the plan the whole time. There's really no reason for Meeks to get minutes this season. Especially if we keep Henry which we should.
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Re: Jordan Farmar Discussion: Future Lakers' GM (14)

Postby dwighthowardsdad on Sat Oct 19, 2013 1:20 pm

Farmar is going to have a good year; MDA runs a PG driven system that will fit Farmar's skill-set just fine. We already seen it in the two games Farmar has played; he's been productive. I'll trust Farmar over Blake being the backup PG at this point. Plus, I like Blake playing more off the ball spotting and shooting; even though his shooting has had a rough go of it this pre-season, he'll find his stroke. It makes for a much better backcourt offensively that fits well; also, it also adds a better backcourt defensively when they're playing together.
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Re: Jordan Farmar Discussion: Future Lakers' GM (14)

Postby CaCHooKa Man on Tue Oct 22, 2013 10:09 pm

stop playing blake. this guy needs to be the full time backup PG.
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Re: Jordan Farmar Discussion: Future Lakers' GM (14)

Postby lakerfan2 on Tue Oct 22, 2013 10:17 pm

CaCHooKa Man wrote:stop playing blake. this guy needs to be the full time backup PG.


this. definitively.
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Re: Jordan Farmar Discussion: Future Lakers' GM (14)

Postby Weezy on Tue Oct 22, 2013 11:31 pm

So I didn't see the game (DVR'd it), but from the box score Farmar is good, and Blake freaking sucks and needs to go. Yes?
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Re: Jordan Farmar Discussion: Future Lakers' GM (14)

Postby KareemTheGreat33 on Tue Oct 22, 2013 11:58 pm

Weezy wrote:So I didn't see the game (DVR'd it), but from the box score Farmar is good, and Blake freaking sucks and needs to go. Yes?

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Re: Jordan Farmar Discussion: Future Lakers' GM (14)

Postby wcsoldier81 on Wed Oct 23, 2013 12:25 am

Jordan is going to play a lot .. with Nash playing limited minutes and missing lots of games
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Re: Jordan Farmar Discussion: Future Lakers' GM (14)

Postby wcsoldier81 on Wed Oct 23, 2013 12:39 am

CaCHooKa Man wrote:stop playing blake. this guy needs to be the full time backup PG.


Blake started at the 2 then replaced Nash in the starting 5 so Farmar was the full time backup PG
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Re: Jordan Farmar Discussion: Future Lakers' GM (14)

Postby lakerfan2 on Wed Oct 23, 2013 8:25 am

Blake shouldn't be playing the 2 either.

He's still struggling from outside and he's not big enough to defend the 2.
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Re: Jordan Farmar Discussion: Future Lakers' GM (14)

Postby Lakerjones on Wed Oct 23, 2013 9:50 am

Not going to lie, it feels great to see Jordan back in a Lakers uniform. Last night he looked phenomenal. I really like the chemistry he is developing with the other Jordan - Mr. Hill - too. They were running some great screen and rolls together. Jordan really could push the second unit.
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