NBA News: Memphis Grizzlies sign former Lakers guard Jordan Farmar

NBA News: Memphis Grizzlies sign former Lakers guard Jordan Farmar

It’s no secret that one of the most important factors for a winning NBA team is to have a healthy line-up. With the current situation of Memphis Grizzlies, such factor is almost an exception.

As part of their contingency plan, it is being reported that they would be having former Los Angeles Lakers veteran point guard Jordan Farmar.

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“The Grizzlies have released Briante Weber and signed Jordan Farmar. Weber is playoff eligible and free to be signed by any NBA team,” Hoopshype reported.

Though Grizzlies roster have been significantly depleted due to injuries in the past weeks, Grizzlies were still able to manage to hold their spot in the Western Conference. Memphis with 40 wins and 30 losses in the regular seasons was a team riddled with injuries.

From Vince Carter to Mario Chalmers, almost half of their players have suffered either minor or major injuries. Despite such situation, the Grizzlies still managed to capture a relative success in their campaign.

To boost their line-up, Grizzlies reportedly recruited 29-year-old point guard Jordan Farmar for their rotation. Due to the massive loss of players attributed to injuries, the Grizzlies have used injury exceptions to draw in point guards in like Ray McCallum and Xavier Munford. And together with Jordan Farmar Memphis Grizzlies will try to snatch more wins in their remaining games.

Before his free agency status, Farmar was known through the league during his stint with the Lakers where he was able to achieve two championship rings. During his time with the Lakers, Farmar averages 7.7 points per game and almost 3 assists.

After his NBA experience, Farmar was noted playing for Maccabi Tel Aviv of the Israeli Premier League. And these experience and accomplishments of Farmar will hopefully help him possibly land a permanent spot in the Memphis, where some players are working a 10-day contract.

Hopefully, as speculation would suggest, with the addition of Jordan Farmar as a veteran point guard in the league, he would be able to help Memphis to advance further and hopefully reach Western conference finals like they did last season.

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  • George Costanza

    Memphis did not reach the conference finals last year. They are also in the Western conference, not Eastern and the only reason they’re holding their spot is because everyone under them sucks.