Jordan Farmar hit just 1-of-5 shots (a 3-pointer) for four points and three assists in 21 minutes of Thursday's 142-94 loss to the Clippers.
The Scoop:This was the biggest win in Clippers history and the biggest loss in Lakers history. Farmar's five-game week, along with his teammates', has quickly disintegrated, but we can only hope things change on Friday against the Nuggets. After such an embarrassing loss, the fact the Lakers have to get on a plane and go to Denver is not a good thing, so it's anyone's guess as to whether things get better tomorrow night or not. For now, just hold onto Farmar and hope for the best.
The Scoop:Despite posting 10 or more assists in three of his past four games, Kendall has been outplayed by Farmar as of late and could cede his starting spot to him Thursday night. "He could start. We'll talk about it," D'Antoni said of Farmar. "I like him playing 25-30 minutes whether he starts or not. Then whoever plays well will finish the game." Neither player should see much of a change to their recent stats, but Farmar owners certainly can't complain about this news.
The Scoop:Coach Mike D'Antoni said after the game that he will consider starting Farmar over Kendall Marshall for Thursday's game against the Clippers. Marshall has been beaten badly on defense all season, so perhaps it's a matchup-based decision against Chris Paul. Regardless, Farmar has done enough in his past four games to be picked up in all standard formats.
Jordan Farmar logged just 22 minutes after Friday's breakout game, scoring nine points on 4-of-9 shooting with zero rebounds, six assists, two steals and a three.
The Scoop:We were concerned about Farmar and Kendall Marshall (seven points, six boards, 11 assists, 25 minutes) sharing minutes out of just one point guard bucket and it happened again tonight. This means that Farmar is going to have a hard time eclipsing late round value without that changing and that's what we saw tonight. And as we said on Friday, look for a regression on his 3-point looks. He hit 1-of-3 from deep tonight after draining 19-of-32 before that.
Jordan Farmar has hit 8-of-9 threes and 30 points midway through the fourth quarter of Friday's game against the Kings.
The Scoop:Farmar has hit 19 of his last 31 attempts from deep and the regression from that might be something nasty but it would be crazy if he hasn't earned a significant role moving forward. In a first-come, first-serve league you'll need to move fast to see if he can take on a major role for this Lakers squad going forward.
Jordan Farmar hit a career-high eight 3-points and also set a career-mark in scoring with 30 points, seven assists and a steal in the Lakers' win over the Kings on Friday.
The Scoop:Farmar has hit 19 of his last 32 shots from deep and there will likely be a nasty regression there, and he also shared a bucket of minutes with Kendall Marshall (19 min) tonight -- a pattern that has been in a place prior to tonight. Farmar needs to play about 25 mpg to hold late round value for owners and one way or another he'll be picked up after this effort. Owners may want to hedge their bets and assign him a early-late round ceiling to accommodate for Marshall's presence, but Farmar has the look of a guy that can get those minutes.
Mar 1 12:00 ET
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