Jordan Farmar reportedly agrees to contract with Lakers

Jordan FarmarThe Los Angeles Lakers may be retooling their roster, but they’re also bringing back at least one familiar face.

According to former UCLA basketball player Kris Johnson, Jordan Farmar has signed with the Lakers. Johnson and Farmar attended a UCLA basketball reunion put on by the program and new coach Steve Alford on Tuesday. Per Johnson, Farmar said at the event that he signed with the Lakers.

Farmar, who grew up in LA and played college ball at UCLA, was drafted by the Lakers in the first round in 2006. He spent four seasons with the Lakers, two with the Nets, and then he was traded to the Atlanta Hawks, who immediately released him last summer.

Farmar spent last season in Turkey. ESPN LA’s Dave McMenamin says the deal between Farmar and the Lakers is one year for the veteran’s minimum, but the Lakers must agree with Farmar’s Turkish club on a buyout first.

Farmar’s best NBA season was his last in the league. He shot 46.7 percent from the field, including 44 percent on 3-pointers, in the 2011-2012 season with the Nets. He should add depth for the Lakers at the point guard position.

Jordan Farmar implies he would have made three-pointer Steve Blake missed

During his four-year tenure with the Lakers, Jordan Farmar was used sparingly. He never played more than 20 minutes per game and never averaged more than 10 points in a season. Since signing with the Nets, his minutes and production have increased a bit. Per usual, the Nets are sitting at home watching this year’s playoffs. Farmar’s former team is in trouble against the Thunder as they trail the series 0-2 after Wednesday night’s loss — a loss which Jordan feels he could have helped prevent.

The three-pointer Farmar was referring to is the one Steve Blake missed with 5.2 seconds remaining in the game. The Lakers grabbed the offensive rebound and Kobe scored from inside the arc, but it turned out to be a fairly big miss as L.A. lost by only two. Would Farmar have made the shot? We’ll never know. What we do know is trolling about it on Twitter makes you sound lame.

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