.Farmar in scrimmage action
Can't put too much stock in anything that is happening in these late-practice scrimmages the past few days of training camp, but that's all there is for anyone, including the Lakers assistant coaches, to evaluate how guys are meshing all the instructions with live-game situations.
An early standout has been rookie Jordan Farmar, who has made a few mistakes, but has a knack for the game that is undeniable. Already, his speed and athleticism have surprised veterans he has faced. He has read very well when to give the ball up early on a fast break to a finisher and has been active with pressure defense and fast hands (he stole an entry pass thrown by his man today when his impressive leaping ability came in handy).
It is obvious Farmar is trying hard to pester and stay in front of his man on defense in these scrimmages. If he can, he has a chance for playing time (depending partly on how well Shammond Williams and Sasha Vujacic do it, too). If he can't, his game action will come with the Los Angeles D-Fenders of the D-League.
On the for-sure bright side, while Danilo Pinnock and Marcus Douthit remain on the roster through training camp, Farmar has some temporary help with the drudgery that is rookie-hazing duty (i.e. picking up the towels and Gatorades and balls after practice). And that's definitely something for Farmar to enjoy these days