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Lakers News: Jordan Farmar Hopes To Learn From Nash, D’Antoni

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With all that has happened this offseason, one of the brighter moments for the Lakers this summer was bringing back point guard Jordan Farmar to backup Steve Nash. Farmar was a pivotal player for multiple years with the Lakers, helping the team as they won two championships, and he will provide things, particularly defensively, that Nash can’t.

After leaving the Lakers, Farmar went to the Nets before playing overseas last season. He left a lucrative contract to return to the Lakers, and he told Bleacher Report why in an exclusive interview:

I felt this was a good playing situation for me. It’s a good opportunity for me to continue to grow and learn some things from Steve Nash and Mike D’Antoni, get back and play with Kobe as his career’s starting to wind down now. There’s only a couple years left for him, and I know how important winning is to him.

Farmar is still young, at only 26 years of age, and being able to learn from D’Antoni, one of the great offensive minds in the NBA, as well as Steve Nash, one of the purest point guards in NBA history, is something that anyone would want to take advantage of.

Farmar has a chance to do a lot for the Lakers this season, and he is showing his intelligence by coming to a place where he can learn from great NBA minds. Reuniting with his good friend Kobe Bryant makes things even better for the UCLA grad.

But if Farmar can add some semblance of Nash’s court vision and passing ability, combined with his athleticism and defensive potential, he could prove to be a huge addition for the Lakers this season.


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  • ra

    Farmar could thrive in this system. At UCLA, he showed potential to make very dynamic plays as point guard. Pro is different, and so getting tips and instruction from Nash will take it to a new level. Look for some ‘no-look’ passes, bounce passes, and alley oops.

  • Jim213

    Yes, this was also mentioned in an earlier interview around the time Farmar was acquired by the team.

  • http://www.facebook.com/eddie.lazaro123 Eddie Lazaro

    Farmar made great contributions to the last Lakers back 2 back Championships, & I imagine his game is a lot better now being more experienced and knowledgeable of the game. He’s got good work ethics and great rapport with Kobe and Pau. Re-invigorating that team chemistry, the synchronicity they have will start as the great example & will be carried on to the newly acquired teammates to develop a great chemistry (we’ve missed last year) and have better cohesion. The major thing factoring this team is HEALTH, and if everyone comes to training camp with a clean bill of health and stay there, there is no saying how good this group can really be. As everyone expects Kobe’s never dying “tenacity”, he can pass it on to everybody and be another tool to motivate the team to work harder & attain the Lakers lost of Championship glory

    • Paytc


      I hope you are right about Farmar…. but we will have to see what effects being away from the NBA for a while has on his game.I thought Farmar was decent when he last played with the Lakers(nothing special) but he was young.Hopefully he will be improved on both sides of the ball ,both at home, and on the road? Time will answer that question mark better than our speculation. I do wish him all the best !

      Go Lakers !

      • http://www.facebook.com/eddie.lazaro123 Eddie Lazaro

        I thought he did better when he went to the Nets since he’s got more playing time. He went to Israel and became the Go-to guy in Turkey.contracting about $15m in 3yr which was bought out in his recent return to the Lakers. With the Euro game very much more on PnRoll, it will be an easy adjustment for him on MDA system.

        I do remember him working on his (shooting) game all summer in 2007 helping the team in making the Finals the following year. Hopefully, he is as good or better with his age and experience & help the team this year. I know he lost a lot of money coming (abut $4m+) back and his purpose is to stay with the Lakers for good having his family and roots here in So Cali.

  • The Rock

    Steve Nash will be a great teacher for Jordan Farmar much like he taught Dragic.

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