Farmar posts balanced line off the bench (Apr 12 12:00 ET )
Jordan Farmar posted a balanced line off of the bench on Friday against the Warriors, scoring nine points on 3-of-11 shooting with two 3-pointers, three rebounds, three assists and three steals in 29 minutes.
The Scoop: Starter Kendall Marshall (seven points, one three, three assists, one steal, 19 minutes) has found his way into Mike D'Antoni's doghouse, whereas Farmar is going to get significant minutes and produce as long as he is healthy. Get him into lineups if he's not there already.
Jordan Farmar returned from his groin injury and hit 5-of-10 shots and two 3-pointers for 15 points, five rebounds, eight assists, three steals and two blocks in Tuesday's bad loss to the Rockets.
The Scoop:He played 27 minutes, while Kendall Marshall got just 19 minutes from Mike D'Antoni. This could be a trend going forward, and Marshall's fantasy owners have to be concerned about the return of Farmar. If you need a body for the final few games of the season, grab Farmar now.
The Scoop:"I have plans and high hopes to be here for a long time. I hope it all works out." said Farmar. It's nice to see that despite a horrific and injury plagued season he wishes to remain in LA. Farmar has shown this season that he can be an effective point guard as he's averaged 10.4 points and 4.7 assists through 36 games, with a 30 point, seven assist explosion back in February. He could potentially command a higher salary next year, however, he has shown that he's willing to take less money to be with the purple and gold.
The Scoop:He wasn't really expected to play and has a hopeful target for Tuesday night. Farmar has been a per-minute dynamo as far as stats go this year, but his health has kept him down for much of the season. If you want to stash him as a possible plug-and-play for Tuesday, you should be dropping someone with little value.
The Scoop:He hit a whopping 3.0 triples per game in his last nine games before his groin injury and was really putting up some huge numbers for the Lakers. His return comes at the right time because the Lakers are now very thin at the ball handler spot with Steve Nash (leg, back) likely out for the season and Kent Bazemore (foot) going down on Sunday. There's risk here, but Farmar makes for a very interesting player to start on Tuesday and beyond.
The Scoop:Even if Farmar returns for L.A.'s first game next week, on Tuesday, he'll have a maximum of five games remaining in the season. He should be left on the waiver wire at least until we've seen him on the court. With Steve Nash (nerves) also bouncing in and out of the PG rotation, there's no reason to rely on Kendall Marshall down the stretch.
The Scoop:Farmar has only been practicing in a controlled setting, but the point guard will be looked at over the weekend after the Lakers return to Los Angeles in the hopes that he can begin practicing and return late next week. Steve Nash had joked that he need to return before Farmar so that he could keep his job, but it sounds like Kendall Marshall will be the de facto point guard for the Lakers at least until next week.
The Scoop:Farmar has been sidelined for much of the season due to hamstring problems, and this latest injury is the final straw for his fantasy value. With Steve Nash (nerves) not expected to return this season, Kendall Marshall has a clear path to playing time as the unquestioned starting PG.
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