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kendodgerfan
06-30-2010, 08:07 PM
Looks like Lakers have officially severed ties with Farmar and he is happy about it. No loss here. This opens the Lakers possibilities with getting a FA point guard or getting Jack in the Bosh trade.

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The Lakers decided Wednesday not to give restricted guard Jordan Farmar a one-year, $3-million contract offer.

It means that Farmar becomes an unrestricted free agent, and that the Lakers could lose him and get nothing in return when the free-agency period begins at 9:01 p.m. Pacific time Wednesday.

If the Lakers had tendered Farmar a deal, known as a qualifying offer, he would have remained a restricted free agent and they would have had the rights to match any offer sheet he signed with another team.

"The Lakers cared enough to let me become a free agent," Farmar said in a phone interview. "I was excited to hear it. I was real happy. If I do decide to leave, I'll have nothing but positive things to remember about the Lakers."

Farmar, 23, has spent his entire four-year NBA career with the Lakers, winning two championships.

He also wants to become a starter in the NBA, something Farmar was unable to do with the Lakers because of veteran point guard Derek Fisher.

Famar also feels that the Lakers' triangle offense prohibits his game, which he believes is better suited for an up-tempo offense.

Farmar said he thinks that the Indiana Pacers are just one of the teams interested in him. He didn't rule out returning to the Lakers, but Farmar knows that is a long shot.

-- Broderick Turner

http://lakersblog.latimes.com/lakersblog/2010/06/the-lakers-decided-wednesday-not-to-give-restricted-guard-jordan-farmar-a-one-year-3-million-contract-offer--it-means-now.html

Avenged
06-30-2010, 08:24 PM
"The Lakers cared enough to let me become a free agent," Farmar said in a phone interview. "I was excited to hear it. I was real happy. If I do decide to leave, I'll have nothing but positive things to remember about the Lakers."

:laugh2: Someone's delusional.

Avenged
06-30-2010, 08:25 PM
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kblo247
06-30-2010, 08:32 PM
Good luck dumbo :p

Seriously, I wish Farmar the best like I did Van Exel when he was sent packing and did Fish(I was heartbroken) as I think he could be a quality pg somewhere if given the chance.

I hope he gets a shot at starting in Miami personally.

still1ballin
06-30-2010, 08:52 PM
Later Farmar, thanks for all you have done for this team and I hope him well.

truplayer199
06-30-2010, 08:56 PM
I'm not surprised one bit. Best of luck to Farmar!

KillaInstinct24
06-30-2010, 09:02 PM
good riddance

KB24PG16
06-30-2010, 09:11 PM
bye farmar thanks for memories. it would suck if phil retires and the lakers sign byron scott. then farmar wouldve been better in a scott offense.

New Power House
06-30-2010, 09:15 PM
bye farmar thanks for memories. it would suck if phil retires and the lakers sign byron scott. then farmar wouldve been better in a scott offense.

By Byron standards,I do not think so. He lacks guts and defensively is a liability. His ability to lead is so inconsistent and passing and scoring are most of the time lost.:facepalm: Thanks,but good luck!

COBY KARL
06-30-2010, 09:19 PM
bye Ear Jordan

Penetra8r
06-30-2010, 09:27 PM
UCLA product, so long... I'm sure he will get his chance on another team... and Laker Nation wish him the best... up tempo best...

IDB Josh M
06-30-2010, 09:27 PM
Good luck Jordan Farmar. Do your best and make your fans proud.

ripjhb18
06-30-2010, 09:33 PM
Awesome, good luck to him.

shep33
06-30-2010, 09:36 PM
I gotta give Farmar some credit though. He played hard in the finals, I remember him diving for loose balls, dunking on KG. Wish him the best, and its probably better this way, he needs to develop some more

socalpkrbkr
06-30-2010, 09:46 PM
First Trevor and now Farmar. I was so excited to have those Bruins on the Lakers. Hopefully you'll get more PT wherever you go and get a chance to be the starter. Best of luck to you Jordan.

nanablvd
06-30-2010, 09:46 PM
He's been staying in LA since his birth; that's a bit too long. He should go somwhere else and have a new page with his wife and child.

LA_Raiders
06-30-2010, 09:59 PM
Good luck, I hope he does what he did do in LA...

Bruno
06-30-2010, 11:01 PM
He's been staying in LA since his birth; that's a bit too long. He should go somwhere else and have a new page with his wife and child.

No. He's a 23 year old millionaire, he needs to be getting as much *** as he can and avoid having a kid for at least another decade.

mambaburger24
06-30-2010, 11:08 PM
And now we move on

dodgerfan87
06-30-2010, 11:09 PM
Forget about Farmar. Let's try and get Jarret Jack from Toronto or sign Steve Blake or Luke Ridinour

nanablvd
06-30-2010, 11:23 PM
No. He's a 23 year old millionaire, he needs to be getting as much *** as he can and avoid having a kid for at least another decade.

He's having a son soon, or maybe the baby is already born.

New Power House
06-30-2010, 11:45 PM
Well,the message is very clear. Lakers will go for a guard that can defend,shoot and pass to slowly take over Fish's job in a year or two. Brown is also listening out there. The Lakers will not pay again crazy money like the kind of money they gave Puke and Sasha in the past and they will look for a player or a set of players that can do a better job from the bench. If Brown or Farmar get to stay the order is to get their real deserved pay.

Bruno
06-30-2010, 11:48 PM
He's having a son soon, or maybe the baby is already born.

Wow, I guess you're right. I dont understand why these players settle down so early.

Jack Daniels
07-01-2010, 12:32 AM
Peace out...another UCLA Bruin bites the dust...definatley not crying about that.

ShadowX
07-01-2010, 01:36 AM
Bye Farmar. Don't let the door hit your *** on the way out! BTW, thanks for the 4 years as a practice player for D Fish. Without you, D Fish wouldn't be able to prepare to play against all-star point guards during the playoffs.

KB24PG16
07-01-2010, 01:57 PM
just to update farmar has been contacted by pacers and blazers and probably will be called by knicks as well. the pacers are trying to give him a 1 year contract

R cool J
07-01-2010, 02:05 PM
Nah Nah Nah Nah...hey aye hey goooodbyeeee!!! Nah Nah Naaaah Na heyy ayee Heyyy goood byeeeeee!!!!....Hit the road Jack and don't you come back no more, no more, no more, no more...Now i can watch the game without Farmar's ears in the way...

gr824
07-01-2010, 02:16 PM
just to update farmar has been contacted by pacers and blazers and probably will be called by knicks as well. the pacers are trying to give him a 1 year contract

A one-year deal, huh ? Wow, they sure are showing confidence in Jordan, aren't they ? [ Evidently, Indiana does not want a long commitment on the books in case there is a lockout in 2011-2012. ] ...

L@ker4Life
07-01-2010, 02:30 PM
Best of luck to him. Its funny when you draft these kids and see them play for four years you get a little emotionally invested in them.

I think he will develope into a very good player if given an opportunity to start.

SiR Lakers III
07-01-2010, 04:19 PM
Why are you fanboys hating on Farmar? He was great in LA and I guarantee wherever he goes he will shine. Jordan has a lot of talent and heart for the game. He's easily a 15 p 10as a game. Just watch

Avenged
07-01-2010, 05:00 PM
Why are you fanboys hating on Farmar? He was great in LA and I guarantee wherever he goes he will shine. Jordan has a lot of talent and heart for the game. He's easily a 15 p 10as a game. Just watch

I agree, I think he helped the Lakers and could continue to do so especially over the rumored Earl Watson to L.A.

Don't think he'll be averaging 15 and 10 though, there's no way. 15 points maybe as a starter, but not with 10 assists.

The Raven
07-01-2010, 05:19 PM
Well if he feels he can do more as a starter, then adios. He was a good player off the bench but anything more is pushing it. So good luck Farmar wherever you go

gr824
07-01-2010, 05:46 PM
Why are you fanboys hating on Farmar? He was great in LA and I guarantee wherever he goes he will shine. Jordan has a lot of talent and heart for the game. He's easily a 15 p 10as a game. Just watch

Seriously ? Steve Nash has averaged less than 15 PPG and just 8.3 APG for his career, all while shooting more than 43%+ on 3s and hitting 90%+ of his FTs, so do you really think Farmar is going to attain 15 & 10, even for a season ?

More power to him if he does ...

Vinylman
07-01-2010, 05:58 PM
Seriously ? Steve Nash has averaged less than 15 PPG and just 8.3 APG for his career, all while shooting more than 43%+ on 3s and hitting 90%+ of his FTs, so do you really think Farmar is going to attain 15 & 10, even for a season ?

More power to him if he does ...

cmon man... quit making sense :rolleyes:

974life
07-01-2010, 07:49 PM
I Liked Farmar while he was here but he can say goodbye to winning Rings.

KB24PG16
07-02-2010, 02:09 AM
farmar doesnt fit in the triangle i can see him excelling in another offense i wish him all the luck