Remember that Jordan Farmar guy? Yeah, he’s still around – half way around the world, but still around. Turns out the NBA and the Lakers are still on his mind.
Farmar is a two-time champion with the Lakers (2009,2010) and his ties to LA go back to hi days at UCLA when he was named the National Freshman of the Year. He agreed to a three year, $12 million dollar deal with the Nets in 2010.
The 26-year-old recently opened up about a possible return to the NBA in an exclusive interview with Busta Sports.
“I think I’ll be back much sooner than the end of the contract.” said Farmar on whether or not he had considered a return to the league. — “I feel I gave Europe a try, and that I have plenty years ahead of me in the NBA, but I still have the option to return here and play in Turkey again, if the right [NBA] deal and situation doesn’t present itself. But I feel that it’s time for me to go back and enjoy free agency.
On July, 12, 2012 Farmar signed a three-year contract with the Anadolu Efes. He has the option to opt out every summer, should he decide he would like to return to the NBA. He’s currently in the running for the Euroleague MVP.
“Yeah, I mean, it’ll come down to situation. They have a lot of salary committed to a lot of different places. It’ll depend on what happens with Dwight Howard, and Kobe Bryant, and Pau Gasol, and if they’re in the position to be able to spend some money on free agents. But, I’m open to every opportunity,” said Farmar at the thought of returning to the Lakers.
I’ve kinda tried to stay away from planning where I’m gonna end up, because I never thought I’d end up in Turkey, it just kinda worked out that way. So, I just try to roll with it, put myself in the best situation and make the decision that’s in front of me for the right reasons. If I do that, I think I’ll be okay.
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