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Jordan Farmar has been cleared to return to the Los Angeles Lakers. Farmar had an ultrasound on Tuesday that showed his injured hamstring is fully healed. Farmar missed an extended part of this season due to injury. RealGM

December 20, 2013 Updates

Farmar will be reevalulated on Christmas Eve and is eyeing a return the following day against the Miami Heat. To make up for an absence of practice time, Farmar is going hard in individual workouts, he said, missing only the opportunity to play five-on-five. As for the morale of the Lakers, who have suffered a mind-boggling string of injuries to key players, Farmar just laughed. "It’s kind of like what else are they going to tell us?" he said. "We’ve been battling it all year and going through adversity and staying positive and sticking together and other guys are going to get opportunities to step in and help out." Orange County Register

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Jordan Farmar, who tore his left hamstring in the first quarter of a Dec. 1 loss to Portland, showed healing and improvement in the area in an additional ultrasound exam on Monday afternoon with Dr. Luga Podesta. Farmar “still has a ways to go” before he returns to practice or games, according to team spokesman John Black. Lakers.com

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Mike Trudell: Lakers say Farmar will be listed as "day to day" w/that hamstring strain, & the only good news is they have 4 days off before the next game. Twitter @LakersReporter

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Jordan Farmar had been thinking about returning to the Lakers since November 2012. When Jordan Farmar left the Lakers in 2010, I described the parting as "mutual disinterest" between player and organization. Farmar openly disliked playing in the triangle, a system he felt didn't cater to his strengths. The Lakers, I strongly suspected, were tired of Farmar resisting what was asked of him. Thus, the move to New Jersey, then overseas, was predictable. But as the saying goes, absence (not to mention maturity) makes the heart grow fonder. As the years passed, so did Farmar's interest in coming home. Sulia

After Tuesday's 116-103 win over the Clippers, I asked Farmar when he first began thinking about rejoining the purple and gold. "When I was overseas," responded the point guard. "When I was in Istanbul staying up until three in the morning, it was November and they were losing. I was like, 'Yo, call Mitch and tell him I want to come home. If anything's possible and they can work something out, I'm interested.' "I had a tough time adjusting when I was first out there. I played in Israel during the lockout, loved it, and then Istanbul was just a little bit different of an experience for me. Initially, it was tough and I was looking to come back. I had an option in my contract to allow me to come back to the NBA. And then after I got through that little withdrawals from the NBA, from America, I had a fun time and a good rest of the season. but still, I was looking forward to getting back in the door." Sulia

October 5, 2013 Updates

The allure of returning to the Lakers and playing for D'Antoni prompted Farmar to sign a one-year contract for $1.1 million, far less than he could have made overseas. Farmar also made a pitch to Young, who had spent his first six NBA seasons with the Washington Wizards, the Clippers and the Philadelphia 76ers before signing a two-year, $2.3-million contract this summer with the Lakers. "I told him it's special to be a Laker," Farmar said, "and as kids from L.A. we have an opportunity to do some big things this year and be part of the group that helps restore things." Los Angeles Times

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BR: As someone who grew up in the Valley, went to high school with Nick Young and watched you and Nick battle through high school, college and into the pros, I’m curious...what’s your relationship like with Nick nowadays? Jordan Farmar: It’s good. We’re actually pretty happy and excited to play together. We played together on traveling teams when we were younger. We played against each other throughout high school and college and the NBA, so we’re excited to be on the same team this year. Both of us playing here for the Lakers, the team that we grew up watching and cheering for, it’ll be a lot of fun. Bleacher Report

September 6, 2013 Updates

Jordan Farmar had to leave, had to distance himself from Los Angeles and the Lakers, before he could realize he belongs here and that nothing would feel as good to him as wearing purple and gold. Farmar, a product of Woodland Hills Taft High and two years at UCLA, began his career with the Lakers and contributed to their title runs in 2009 and 2010 as a backup point guard. He departed as a free agent but has come home again, now 26 and more confident and mature. "I'm in a great place," he said a few days ago, meaning not just Southern California but the mind-set he developed the past three years. Los Angeles Times

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