Jan. 13, 2012; Phoenix, AZ, USA; New Jersey Nets guard Jordan Farmar during game against the Phoenix Suns at the US Airways Center. The Nets defeated the Suns 110-103. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Lakers, Jordan Farmar Agree to One-Year Deal


It wasn’t long in to the free agency period that former 2006 first-round pick Jordan Farmar expressed his interest in returning to the NBA and the Los Angeles Lakers had a mutual interest. There was a lot of work to do if Farmar was going to make it back to the NBA court, but somewhere along the line the two sides were able to iron out the details and reach an agreement.

According to ESPN.com, Farmar and the Lakers have agreed to a one-year deal worth the veteran minimum.

Farmar played for the Lakers in the first four years of his career from 2006 to 2010, before joining the New Jersey Nets. Since departing from the league, Farmar has played in Israel with Maccabi Tel Aviv and Turkis club Anadolu Efes.

Los Angeles will need to reach a buy out agreement with Farmar’s club in Turkey which is believed to be in the $500,000 range. That should not be an issue and Farmar should be clear to join the Lakers bench as a role player.

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