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Jordan Farmar And The Indiana Pacers May Turn To Each Other In Desperation

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Jordan Farmar carries a lot of winning experience into free agency at only 23 years old.
Jordan Farmar carries a lot of winning experience into free agency at only 23 years old.

Jordan Farmar is a free agent.

You missed it? Yeah, I guess Farmar would rank pretty low among the current crop of desirable free agents. But since the Pacers aren't in the market for desirable free agents, a desperate free agent like Farmar may be the perfect fit. Besides, the Pacers did pretty well with their last former UCLA guard with intriguing ears.

Broderick Turner reported earlier (HT: Mike Wells) that not only did the Los Angeles Lakers let Farmar become an unrestricted free agent but that the point guard has his eye on Indiana.

Famar also feels that the Lakers' triangle offense prohibits his game, which he believes is better suited for an up-tempo offense.

Farmar said he thinks that the Indiana Pacers are just one of the teams interested in him. He didn't rule out returning to the Lakers, but Farmar knows that is a long shot.

I realize this is nothing to get too excited about, but the fact remains that the Pacers desperately need a point guard and Farmar brings good size and all-out effort to the court. Surprisingly, Farmar is only 23 so his game may be poised to handle a bigger role in a friendlier offense after immersing himself in a winning atmosphere for the past four years. The price would have to be right and that won't be easy but since the Pacers are desperate for a point guard and Farmar is desperate for some playing time, the two may make it happen before the summer ends.

Ironically, Farmar's departure along with Shannon Brown may open things up for Earl Watson to join the Lakers on the cheap next year and make a run at a ring.