Jordan Farmar returning to NBA?
May, 8, 2013
By Joe Kaiser | ESPN.com
Remember Jordan Farmar, the former UCLA star who went on to serve as a solid reserve on the Los Angeles Lakers before joining the then-New Jersey Nets? He's been playing overseas the past two seasons, so it's understandable if you forgot about him, but the 26-year-old is reportedly considering a return to the NBA next season.
Farmar, who fantasy basketball players might remember as a sneaky resource for steals and 3-pointers, signed a three-year deal in Turkey prior the season after being bought out by the Atlanta Hawks -- he was one of the many players included in the Joe Johnson trade.
But Farmar is eligible to leave for the NBA every summer, according to LakersNation.com, and recently expressed his desire to return stateside in an interview with BustaSports.com.
"I think I’ll be back much sooner than the end of the contract," he said. "So, I feel I gave Europe a try, and that I have plenty years ahead of me in the NBA, but I still have the option to return here and play in Turkey again, if the right [NBA] deal and situation doesn’t present itself. But I feel that it’s time for me to go back and enjoy free agency."
Two teams that immediately come to mind as possible suitors: the Los Angeles Clippers and Golden State Warriors. The Clips could be in the market for a backup point guard if they resign Chris Paul and trade Eric Bledsoe, and both are strong possibilities. The attraction of returning to L.A. would probably be strong for Farmar. As for the Warriors, it may be out of their price range to bring back Jarrett Jack, whose poor decision-making in the playoffs has aggravated the fan base considerably. Farmar would be a cheaper, yet solid, alternative.
C0TT0NCANDY wrote:Blodsoe would be a great addition.... doesn't Gasol for Blodsoe/Crawford/Odom work?
khmrP wrote:TDLR, I can't see those spoiler stuff but I assume its just youtube clips of them dunking from your comments. I could show you those spectacular dunks of Meeks this season too and make him seem like a good player. Morrow has steadily gotten worse and less PT every single year now since leaving GSW, Wright has also delcined. Dunleavy is avg. the same #'s and when watching all 3 randomly, I see less standing around waiting for a shot to be created for them out of Dunleavy the most out of the 3. With the bucks I saw alot of off-ball movt out of dunleavy and shot creation. Out of Wright, I saw mostly standing at the 3's and not much else, while Morrow well dude couldn't crack the rotation on bad Nets team the year before and couldn't crack it in Atl either so just have to be cautious of that, I dont want another Jodi Meeks signing again. Vet min for Dunleavy is fine too if he accepts, I would also prefer to toss that mMLE at a younger/faster paint penetration guard.
lakerfan2 wrote:I think the roles we need address come in this order.
1. A player who can create their own shots without needing to be setup and penetrate effectively, particularly to lead the bench. PG or SF.
2. A backcourt player who can provide energy and hustle defensively. Go after rebounds, play physical. PG or SG.
3. A consistent shooter. SG.
LA: Granger, Hinrich
Indiana - With David West at the end of his contract, they'll get a better version of him in Boozer without having to resign him.
Chicago - Gets a post scorer to play next to Noah and Rose, something they can add to their arsenal outside of Rose.
LA - Gets a player who can create their own and an energy backcourt player to play defense and hustle.
Armani wrote:Man... Garcia, Buddinger... all good role-players, but this won't get us back to title contention next year. We might just be screwed until 2014.
Doc Brown wrote:Armani wrote:Man... Garcia, Buddinger... all good role-players, but this won't get us back to title contention next year. We might just be screwed until 2014.
Why wouldn't it?
Weezy wrote:Doc Brown wrote:Armani wrote:Man... Garcia, Buddinger... all good role-players, but this won't get us back to title contention next year. We might just be screwed until 2014.
Why wouldn't it?
People seem to be under the impression that you need 3 or 4 stars to win now or something, because of Miami I guess, when in reality the teams that have 2 are doing just fine, and I know from recent discussions you believe as I do 2 is enough if the rest of the team is full of really good role players. You need guys that know their role, know their place, and just do their jobs.
The season with Malone and Payton guys bickered about roles, wanting things their way. This season all 5 starters acted like they had to sacrifice to play together, rather than just doing their jobs from the start. When it was Kobe and Pau the rest of the team knew their roles. Fisher, Odom, Drew, Ariza/Artest, Farmar, Shannon, Sasha, DJ, Powell, these guys knew their roles more often than not and didn't complain. I think you still only need 2 stars, maybe 1 borderline all-star, and the rest solid role players.
So while I don't think Budinger and Garcia alone make us title contenders, that sort of direction IMO is the right way to go, not 3 aging former all-stars plus Kobe and Dwight. I think moves people here have suggested, like a team of Lowry,Kobe, Granger (assuming he's healthy), Hill (or another cheap PF or SF that would make Granger a stretch 4) and Dwight is a much better direction than Nash, Kobe, MWP, Pau, Dwight.
C0TT0NCANDY wrote:Matt Barnes was on ESPN 710 and said that the Lakers & Clippers are his only choices to play at next season....
I hope we get him, for a annual salary of 2-3M which will be enough to get him IMO.