Jordan Farmar returns home to Los Angeles Lakers

July 17, 2013

One can say a lot about the Lakers front office nowadays, but nobody can say it lacks resourcefulness. Once more, the Lakers have found another quality, low-priced bargain player to add to their roster, as the club officially signed a familiar face in free agent point guard Jordan Farmar.

The deal is believed to be a one-year contract for approximately $1 million, but involved a bit more complexity than normal due to the negotiation of a buyout with Farmar's team in Turkey.

Farmar is a good athlete who can stick threes and create off the dribble. Although he has never been a regular starter in the NBA, he has decent enough creativity and court vision to perhaps earn such a position with an NBA franchise in the future.

“Jordan was a fan favorite and a key contributor to our championship teams in 2009 and 2010,” said General Manager Mitch Kupchak.  “We’re pleased to have him back with the Lakers and look forward to him once again making a positive impact on our team.”

Farmar is also a local guy who led Taft High School to the LA City title and UCLA to the NCAA championship game. Drafted by his hometown Lakers in 2006, Farmar helped anchor LA's second unit during the team's back-to-back championship run in 2009 and 2010.

Following those titles, Farmar signed a free agent deal with the Nets, where he played a similar role off the bench. He played last season in Turkey.

By Staff of The Daily Sports Herald and news services

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