Originally posted on Fox Sports West  |  Last updated 7/10/13
LOS ANGELES The Lakers began doling out their veterans minimum contracts on Tuesday, the first of which will be one-year deal for 26-year-old point guard Jordan Farmar, according to an ESPNLosAngeles.com report. Farmar, the 26th pick in the 2006 draft, played his first four seasons in the NBA with the Lakers. He then spent two seasons with the Nets before heading overseas in 2012, when he played in Turkey for Anadolu Efes in Istanbul. In six NBA seasons, Farmar averaged 7.7 points, 1.9 rebounds and 2.8 assists as a backup. The Lakers are in desperate need of depth at point guard after Steve Nashs injury-plagued season last year, and Farmar will help address some of that concern. According to the ESPNLosAngeles.com report, the Lakers still must negotiate Farmars buyout with Anadolu Efes. When the signing is complete, his contract in Los Angeles will be worth the veterans minimum of 1.1 million.
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