Mike D’Antoni Discusses Jordan Farmar’s First Game Back

Mike D’Antoni Discusses Jordan Farmar’s First Game Back


Mike D'AntoniThe Los Angeles Lakers finally had a true point guard in the lineup on Christmas as Jordan Farmar returned from his hamstring injury.

In the Lakers’ Christmas Day loss to the Miami Heat, Farmar played in 32 minutes and was able to help the flow and timing of the offense. Despite being outmatched by the Heat, the Lakers put up a great fight and had a chance to win the game down the stretch.

Los Angeles eventually fell to the defending champions, 101-95, but won over fans with the effort and hustle it showed throughout the match. After the game, coach Mike D’Antoni spoke to the media and talked about Farmar’s first game back.

The Lakers will still be without Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash and Steve Blake for quite some time, meaning Farmar will be the primary playmaker. Although the team did not get the win over the Heat, Farmar was effective on the offensive end and helped stabilize the court. D’Antoni was in dire need of a point guard and luckily he has a very capable one back in the lineup.

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  • Paytc

    I agree on both facts. It was great to have Farmar back, but a very tough game to test how ready and sharp he could be. Good job Farmar and team. The next 4 or 5 games are very winnable. It should allow Farmar and the team to get gain confidence and get back into rhythm.

    Go Farmar ! Go Lakers !

  • Gregory Choa

    I agree – floor balance was restored with Farmar’s return, in spite of his spotty shooting performance. You could see how much easier it was for the Lakers to get into their offense with Farmar running the point. If not for guys missing a ton of makeable, open shots at key moments during the game – and missing on all too many free throws (which drives me absolutely bonkers) – I think the team comes away with a win.

  • mark

    Why not train Marshall on the system… he has just been sidelined the whole time.

    • hookedonnews

      That’s what they’re doing but he’s clearly not ready for prime time. He had that deer-in-the-headlights look when they put him out there. He’ll get his chance, but every game is important right now. We need to win as many games as we can while Kobe, Nash, & Blake are out.

  • LakersHeatBeef

    I am more interested in Kendall Marshall at PG than i am Henry at PG.Put him in!