2017 NBA Free Agency: Lakers meet with Jordan Farmar, Ian Clark

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With the Los Angeles Lakers looking to make one more signing, specifically at backup point guard, a new and interesting name has popped up in former Laker Jordan Farmar.

Farmar played briefly for the Sacramento Kings last season, playing two games at the start of the season before being released. In that time, he averaged 6.0 points, 4.5 assists and 1.0 steal with 44.4 percent three-point shooting in 17.5 minutes.

Over the last six years, Farmar has only played more than 40 games in one season, that coming in 2013-14 with the Lakers in which in played 41 games.

Farmar is just one option the Lakers are reportedly looking at as Ramona Shelburne reported on Wednesday.

Laker fans are familiar with both Rajon Rondo, who has long been rumored to the Lakers this free agency, as well as Tyler Ennis, who spent last season with the team.

Ian Clark is a young guard who spent the last two seasons with the Warriors. Last season, he featured in 77 games off the bench, averaging 6.8 points on 37.4 percent three-point shooting and 48.7 percent field goal shooting.

Isaiah Canaan, meanwhile, played 39 games for the Bulls last season in which he averaged 4.6 points, and 1.3 rebounds, but shot just 26.6 percent from three on 2.4 threes per game in 15.2 minutes per night.

With the recent signing of Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, the Lakers have just the mid-level exception of roughly $4.3 million left to use, which would limit their options. However, given how deep into free agency we are, players may be willing to take a discount to sign with a team.

2 thoughts

  1. When Farmer led the run and gun second unit a few years ago, they almost always outscored the opposition. Perhaps he has off the court issues, but with Nance, Kuzma, Hart and Clarkson cleaning the boards and running the lanes, they might be even more exciting than the first unit — if they have Jordan pushing the ball.

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