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Jordan Farmar drives to the lane on Darren Collison, who he will replace as the Clippers backup point guard.(photo credit USA Today sports)
While many teams are waiting to see where the superstars will land to begin constructing their rosters for the 2014-2015 season, the Los Angeles Clippers have wasted no time in filling the holes which were left vacant by several departing players. First it was the drafting shooting guard C.J. Wilcox of the Washington Huskies, next it was the signing of versatile big man Spencer Hawes(also a former Washington Husky), and finally the Clippers have found their back up point guard as they have come to terms with former Los Angeles Laker Jordan Farmar.
As Darren Collison was sorting through his options in free agency, Clippers head coach and head of basketball operations was already in search of his replacement. Before Collison inked his much deserved 3-year $16 million deal with the Sacramento Kings, Doc Rivers had met with Farmer telling him regardless of what happened they wanted to sign him. The Lakers, Farmar’s former team, expressed interest in him but told him they would have to wait out the whole Carmelo situation to see where it would put them. Farmar told ESPN.com “What am I waiting for? There was no real definitive answer. It was, ‘Yeah, we like you, we’d love to have you here,’ but I didn’t know what I was waiting for. You don’t know who the coach is. You don’t know who I am going to be playing with. They made no commitment to me on that part.”
He continued, speaking very highly of the Clippers by saying “I turned down more money elsewhere. I get to stay home in L.A. and play for a contender, which is important to me.” The 27 year old Farmar will join Spencer Hawes on July 10th, when free agents are allowed to sign the contracts they’ve agreed on. The contract is a 2 year deal to the tune of $4.2 million with a player option for the second season. Farmar would join Matt Barnes as the second player on this current roster to have played previously for the Lakers.
I know he is only a back up point guard, but Jordan Farmar is the perfect fit. He will be playing in a city where he played collegiately for UCLA and professionally with the Lakers, in a building he has played in for most of his pro career, and he was willing to take a pay cut because of the value he puts on winning. He is exactly the kind of professional Doc Rivers wants on his squad. Farmar averaged 10.1 points per game last season, while finishing tied with his career high in assists per contest at 5. He shot 41.5% from the field including 44% from behind the arc.
Matt Barnes and Jordan Farmar are the two players on the Clippers roster who have both played for the Lakers.(photo credit LA times.)
For a short period of time, it appeared that Delonte West(barring him not completely sucking in summer league) could have made his NBA comeback with the Clippers as the 2nd point guard on the depth chart behind Chris Paul. Thankfully, due to Doc Rivers’ proactive approach in realizing that Darren Collison would most likely move on, he was able find the right guy and take advantage of the Clippers bi-annual exception saving them some cash and getting their guy in a timely fashion.
With sign and trade rumors flying around everywhere, it appears the Clippers aren’t done re-modeling the roster. That being said, they have exhausted their funds in the free agent market and even though this is somewhat discouraging to fans as this roster does not appear much improved compared to last year’s, the Clips’ have filled all the necessary gaps in their roster given their monetary situation. Farmar is a solid veteran player who has won a trio of titles and is hungry for a 4th. Doc and company have found the right veteran floor general to lead the second unit.
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Los Angeles Clippers: Jordan Farmar Signing Grade
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Contract: 2 seasons, 4.2 million dollars
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