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Jordan Farmar wants to return to NBA

Jun 14, 2013, 4:57 PM EDT

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Remember Jordan Farmar?

He was a key reserve on two Lakers championship teams and then signed with the Nets. In 2011-12, he scored a career-high 10.4 points per game on a career-best 44 percent 3-point shooting.

Then, he was traded to the Hawks in the Joe Johnson deal, bought out and signed in Turkey never to be heard from again.

Now, he’s eyeing an NBA return. Gery Woelfel of the Journal Times:

Farmar, the former first-round draft pick of the Los Angeles Lakers, spent this season playing for Anadolu Efes in the Turkish League. He signed a three-year, $15 million contract last July with Efes, but can op out after every season.

“He wants to come back to the NBA, for sure,” said Tony Dutt, Farmar’s agent who also happens to be a friend of Bucks general manager John Hammond. “He’s still young and he could help some teams.”

If Farmar can make about $5 million in Turkey, he would likely have to take a pay cut to play in the NBA. Maybe the American lifestyle and the NBA’s prestige appeal to him to the degree he’s willing to do that, but it’s also possible he has a change of heart once he gets lower offers.

  1. shockexchange - Jun 14, 2013 at 5:03 PM

    Isn’t this the same clown who as a reserve on the Lakers Championship team, was cryin’ that he wanted to leave L.A. and go some place he could start? The Shock Exchange bets he’s (i) a lot more humble now and (ii) a lot less delusional about his skill level.

    • eureca323 - Jun 14, 2013 at 5:13 PM

      Yea he even asked the Lakers not to give him his qualifying offer so that he would be a un-restricted FA and be free to leave the Lakers. LA being his hometown even playing at UCLA mind you.

      With that said it did become apparent that Lakers missed Farmar’s quickness with Steve Blake never finding his grove in LA. Lakers really lost a lot of speed and athleticism when they lost Farmar, Ariza and Shannon Brown.

      • shockexchange - Jun 14, 2013 at 6:45 PM

        What did Farmar lose? … As the theme from “Jeopardy” plays ad infinitum …

      • dannymac17 - Jun 14, 2013 at 10:25 PM

        shockexchange is probably the most delusional PBT poster

  2. much6in23the24clutch7 - Jun 14, 2013 at 8:11 PM

    Farmar! The guy who I substituted for kobe in nba 2k9 !?!? dang that guy was absolute cash from downtown . Lost a few friends over him draining threes lol . hope to see him make a comeback

  3. orecchio14 - Jun 14, 2013 at 9:57 PM

    I thought Farmar was terrific as a backup for the Nets. Would love it if he came to Brooklyn.

  4. badintent - Jun 15, 2013 at 2:43 AM

    First, Farmar is a jew. What the hell is he doing in a Muslim country full time. ? Second , the country is in full blown riot Arab Spring blowup. Time to split. Third, So what he left Lakers, he got fed up with Kobe’s ball hog act. Four. He can ball. Nets would love to have him.so would plenty of other teams.Five, playing for your college don’t mean spit for your NBA team. I give you exhibit A Tim Tebow is still NOT playing in Jacksonville.Class dismissed

  5. whodatnhollywood - Jun 15, 2013 at 11:24 AM

    The Lakers should bring Jordan Farmar back. He’s certainly better than what they have now!

  6. myownwerstenmy - Jun 15, 2013 at 9:32 PM

    Lol I bet he does. Jackass shouldn’t have been greedy and stayed on the Lakers. Same with Trevor Ariza and Shannon Brown. Has beens and never was’

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