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Indiana Pacers make run at Jordan Farmar

Jul 1, 2010, 9:11 AM EDT

jfarmar.jpgThe Indiana Pacers need a point guard. Jordan Farmar is a point guard who wants to show he can run a traditional offense and not be tied down by the confines of the triangle.

The Pacers have reached out to Farmar, but have only offered a one-year deal, according to Mark Spears from Yahoo Sports.

Both Portland and New York have shown interest in him as well.

It’s a little hard to project Farmar because in the triangle offense he was really asked just to be a spot-up shooter much of the time. And that’s not his forte. But when he did get the chance to create in the offense off the dribble he seemed to force is own shot a little too much. Was that because he wanted to take his few chances in the offense or because that’s who he is? We will see.

But there is no other guard you can get at this price who has two rings and played a lot of key minutes in the finals.

He is good leading the break, something he would do a lot in Indiana or New York. However, you can bet he wants more than a one-year deal.

  1. CF98 - Jul 1, 2010 at 9:49 AM

    As a Pacers fan I say no thanks he wouldn’t fit here.

  2. Professoressa - Jul 1, 2010 at 10:43 AM

    Agreed. I don’t think he’d be much more of an upgrade than what Indy has on the roster. Price, I’d feel safer with on the court than Farmar, he just had the luxury of playing with talent all around him.

  3. AR0609 - Jul 1, 2010 at 3:19 PM

    He’ll do more for the Pacers than what they’ve been doing for themselves!! LA! LA! LA! LA!

  4. Anonymous - Jul 1, 2010 at 4:06 PM

    Well, you got us on that one… there is no denying that we have done nothing compared to what LA has done in history of professional basketball but one thing is for certain we can still say we have over the typical LA fan… Maturity

  5. Sandman - Jul 1, 2010 at 10:47 PM

    I’ve followed Jordan Farmar his whole career, and he has always surprised people . . . in the right way. He took his unheralded high school team to the championship game. He took a struggling UCLA squad to the NCAA championship game. He was among the last choices for the NBA All Star Rookie Challenge games, but came on strong in points and assists both years. People wondered why the Lakers took him in the first round, then he helped them win two national championships, even though he was only allowed small minutes. Without Farmar, the Lakers wouldn’t have gotten past Houston in the 2009 playoffs, and wouldn’t have gotten that first ring. He surprises people. He takes teams to championship games. A good guy to have on your side.

  6. that dude - Jul 1, 2010 at 11:59 PM

    yall dumb jordan farmar is about to be a beast real talk he has star written all over him whoever gets this guy is getting a bargain he played with kobe there was no way he was gettin a chance to shine hear in indiana he can and he will

  7. Pedro - Jul 2, 2010 at 12:15 AM

    Farmar & Brown are necessary “energy off the bench,” even though they are erractic at times. They offer a net benefit not easily obtainable, for they are experienced working in the Triangle Offense as well as the Lakers’ defense. There may be no one available who can adequately guard Rondo or what Oklahoma provides. (Neither Blake nor Heinrich can.) Farmar & Brown are young and will continue to improve. They are both good enough shooters and both can drive. Recommendation: keep them both and continue to play them increased minutes as Fisher “rests” for the playoffs. Promising them increased minutes should make them willing to re-sign.
    Jackson carried a lot of “dead weight” on the bench during the play-offs, – Mbenga and Powell, and needs to use them more to keep Gasol and Odom from wearing down. Mbenga is needed muscle. Gasol (forced to play too many minutes) cannot keep a healthy Perkins or Big Baby or Lopez out of the paint. Imagine the Lakers with an injured Gasol? They could not hope to win. The backcourt is not the Lakers’ current problem, but will be if they lose either Farmar or Brown.

  8. INGblackmamba - Jul 2, 2010 at 3:52 AM

    Farmar would be the best thing that happened to Indiana since Reggie Miller.

  9. Anonymous - Jul 3, 2010 at 12:22 AM

    thats just crazy talk…dude is trash

  10. Joe - Jul 3, 2010 at 1:00 AM

    Okay Farmar, we get it you’re all that except you hate the triangle. Keep working on your shooting though, gotta be consistent. Good luck!

  11. Yoel - Jul 3, 2010 at 3:48 PM

    Make it happen Farmar! Portola’s behind you! LoL! Fa real though good luck.

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