Following a long and complicated buyout from his Turkish club, the Lakers finally finished their deal and have signed Jordan Farmar, former member of the Lakers and 2-time champion.
— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) July 18, 2013
Farmar was a productive performer off the bench for the Lakers during his time on the squad from 2006 to 2010. He left the team as a free agent following the memorable Game 7 victory against the Celtics, seeking more freedom from Phil Jackson’s triangle offense. However, it was short-lived as he spent just two seasons with the Nets before being traded to the Hawks and subsequently bought out.
Farmar signed for the Turkish league team Anadolu Efes, where he averaged 13.8 points and shot 39.7% from three last season. In Mike D’Antoni’s open offense, Farmar is expected to have a big impact as a change-of-pace player. And as a fan favorite, Lakers fans are excited for his return to the gold and purple.