HoopsHype Jordan Farmar rumors

July 10, 2013 Updates

Jordan Farmar has agreed to sign with the Los Angeles Lakers, the veteran guard told ESPNLosAngeles.com Tuesday night. The sides agreed to a one-year, veteran minimum deal worth approximately $1 million. L.A. must first negotiate a buyout with Farmar's club in Turkey, Anadolu Efes, which is believed to be in the $500,000 range. The buyout does not count against the salary cap, an important detail to the luxury tax-laden Lakers. ESPN.com

The deal required a significant financial sacrifice by Farmar to be completed. The 6-foot-2, 180-pound guard signed a three-year, $10.5 million deal last summer to play in the Turkish Basketball League. "They knew about my deal overseas and really didn't push it earlier because they didn't think I'd be willing to give up that guaranteed money I had over there," Farmar said in a phone interview with ESPNLosAngeles.com. "I wanted to be back in the NBA, but more importantly, back with the Lakers. This is the only situation I would have taken a minimum deal with." ESPN.com

"The plan for me was to get back to the NBA eventually regardless," Farmar said. "I really, really enjoyed my time in Israel. I thought it was a possibility that it would be exactly the same [in Turkey] and I would hop on over there and never look back and I would make good money overseas, but just being over there and staying up until 2, 3, 4 in the morning and watching every NBA game, or watching the Lakers go through what they were going through was just tough. "I missed my family, I missed being home and, ultimately, I missed being a Laker." ESPN.com

July 3, 2013 Updates

According to his camp, Farmar had some work outs the last few days with NBA teams, after securing a permit to do so from Anadolu Efes. Sources from Turkey also confirmed this permission as Jordan Farmar has an NBA out clause for every offseason of his contract. EuroHoops.net

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The Bucks and several other teams are undoubtedly doing their homework on Jordan Farmar. Farmar, the former first-round draft pick of the Los Angeles Lakers, spent this season playing for Anadolu Efes in the Turkish League. He signed a three-year, $15 million contract last July with Efes, but can op out after every season. “He wants to come back to the NBA, for sure,” said Tony Dutt, Farmar’s agent who also happens to be a friend of Bucks general manager John Hammond. “He’s still young and he could help some teams.” Racine Journal-Times

May 6, 2013 Updates

Have you considered a return to the NBA? You’re under contract for the next three years, but a return after then would be very plausible. Jordan Farmar: I think I’ll be back much sooner than the end of the contract. I have the out every summer after this season is over, I have the ability to go back to the NBA. So, I feel I gave Europe a try, and that I have plenty years ahead of me in the NBA, but I still have the option to return here and play in Turkey again, if the right [NBA] deal and situation doesn’t present itself. But I feel that it’s time for me to go back and enjoy free agency. BustaSports

Your hometown Lakers are in dire need of a point guard, they could certainly use you. Jordan Farmar: Yeah, I mean, it’ll come down to situation. They have a lot of salary committed to a lot of different places. It’ll depend on what happens with Dwight Howard, and Kobe Bryant, and Pau Gasol, and if they’re in the position to be able to spend some money on free agents. But, I’m open to every opportunity. I’ve kinda tried to stay away from planning where I’m gonna end up, because I never thought I’d end up in Turkey, it just kinda worked out that way. So, I just try to roll with it, put myself in the best situation and make the decision that’s in front of me for the right reasons. If I do that, I think I’ll be okay. BustaSports

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Anadolu Efes Istanbul made official the signing of Jordan Farmar on a three-year deal. The American point guard has played in Israel with Maccabi Tel Aviv during the NBA lockout averaging 14.1ppg, 4.7rpg and 4apg in Euroleague. Sportando

July 11, 2012 Updates

The Nets have announced they have acquired six-time all-star shooting guard Joe Johnson from the Atlanta Hawks, in exchange for Jordan Farmar, Anthony Morrow, Johan Petro and Jordan Williams. Farmar is expected to be bought out by the Hawks and is expected to sign a three-year contract with a team in Turkey. “We are very pleased to add a perennial All-Star caliber player like Joe Johnson to our roster,” said King. “Joe is considered one of the premier guards in the NBA, and his skill and talent level will have a very positive impact on our team.” Newark Star-Ledger

With Efes, Farmar will be once again rejoining two-time former teammate Sasha Vujacic, with whom he played on the Lakers and on the Nets. "For me, it's great,'' Farmar said of his offer from Efes. Newark Star-Ledger

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