Steve Nash is one of the best Point Guards the NBA has ever seen. Taking lessons from him is a smart thing to do. Playing with him, you can learn a lot. And that’s what Jordan Farmar hopes to do in his second stint with the Lakers.
“I felt this was a good playing situation for me. It’s a good opportunity for me to continue to grow and learn some things from Steve Nash and Mike D’Antoni, get back and play with Kobe as his career’s starting to wind down now. There’s only a couple years left for him, and I know how important winning is to him.”
That’s what Farmar had to say about joining the Lakers again. Farmar, who is 26, still has room for improvement. He was a key member when the Lakers won their two championships in 2010 and 2011. He knows how to win. He spent time with the Nets and playing overseas after leaving the Lakers.
He’ll see minutes. Nash is still a valuable asset but you would imagine his minutes in the 25-30 range.
On an interesting side note, D’Antoni and Nash are familiar with each other during their glory days with the Phoenix Suns. They were the Lakers’ rivals while Farmar was playing with the Lakers before. And now, two of the Suns’ great guys are in control of the Lakers and Farmar is turning to them for leadership. Thought that was interesting. Enemies becoming friends type thing.
It was quote earlier that Farmar felt he was in “a good place” by being with the Lakers. I agree.