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Jordan Farmar and the Los Angeles Lakers have agreed to a one-year deal at the veteran's minimum.
The Lakers 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 will not count against the cap of the Lakers.
Farmar 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 ESPN. "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."
Lakers Nation first reported news of Farmar's deal with the Lakers.
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Now that Kobe and Dwight Howard are no longer teammates, the Mamba took some time to explain why he unfollowed Howard.
The Lakers reportedly owe $29,259,739 in penalties for exceeding the luxury tax threshold during the 2012-13 NBA season.
The Los Angeles Lakers are eyeing a rebuild. However, when you have the pressures that come with being the NBA’s premier franchise, a rebuild doesn’t necessarily mean the same thing for them as it does to every other team.
Rather than breaking the team down to its bare bones and retooling through the draft over several seasons, the Lakers are clearly planning with the 2014 offseason...
IT'S HIM OR ME
Reports indicate that Dwight Howard expressed concern about Kobe Bryant's future with the Lakers, apparently even suggesting the team use its amnesty provision.
The Los Angeles Lakers announced their 2013 Summer League roster on Thursday.
Josh Selby, Robert Sacre, Ryan Kelly, Elias Harris, Jordan Williams and Renaldo Woolridge headline the Lakers' roster.
Kobe Bryant has not been with the Twitter Universe for long, but in the time that he has been tweeting he has grown quite the following (over 3 million). It's understandable too. When you are the best at what you do people are going to what a piece of you even if it is just clinging to your every word on social media.
That much was proven...
In an interview at his basketball camp Wednesday, Kobe Bryant was asked by Serena Winters of Lakers Nation if he had thought about taking a pay cut in his upcoming contract. The 34-year-old, who is due...
The Atlanta Hawks announced their 2013 Summer League roster on Thursday.
Dennis Schroder, John Jenkins, Shelvin Mack, Mike Muscala, Jared Cunningham, Mike Thomas and Adonis Thomas headline the roster.
Surprisingly, the jovial Ice Cube, star of such hit films and TV shows as Are We There Yet? and ‘Are We There Yet?’, had some mean things to say about new Houston Rocket Dwight Howard. They are of the *********** and “Dwight Coward” variety. Viewer discretion advised, but not really, because f**k Dwight Howard. (video h/t to Bob’s Blitz, photo below via Getty Image)-...
Thanks to the fine folks over at TMZ, we might have gotten to see the moment that Los Angeles Lakers forward Metta World Peace signed with the Houston Rockets.
Check it out in the below video:
Metta World Peace — Wait, Dwight Howard’s Going to Houston???
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Metta learns of D-12 signing with Rockets [TMZ]
Well... that didn't quite work out the way we all expected. Dwight Howard turns out to be a 1 year rental, and the Lakers serve as a placeholder for him whilst he recuperates from back surgery. Now, I realise that's to paint the scenario in pretty much what amounts to the worst possible light, but what there is incorrect?
So... Dwight Howard...
Hawks general manager Danny Ferry says he coveted Paul Millsap long before NBA free agency began.
One minute after teams were allowed to begin negotiating with free agents last week, Ferry called Millsap to schedule a meeting and make his pitch.
Millsap, who spent the last seven seasons with Utah, signed a two-year, $19 million contract with Atlanta on Wednesday. Ferry describes...