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Added July 12th, 2010 by Ryan
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Jordan Farmar Signs Three-Year Deal with the New Jersey Nets

Over the past three years or so, no other team in the NBA has been more dominant than the Los Angeles Lakers as they have gone to three consecutive NBA Finals and won two NBA titles in a row.

A couple years before the Los Angeles Lakers became arguably the most dominant team in the league once again, the team drafted a hometown boy in point guard Jordan Farmar. Even though the Lakers never really implemented Farmar into the starting lineup, the former UCLA Bruin played a pivotal role on this championship caliber team as he brought a much needed athleticism to the Lakers bench which helped them become what was now as the “Bench Mob.”

Even though Farmar now has two NBA titles to his credit during his four years with the Los Angeles Lakers, the young point guard has always wanted to be starter in this league and with five-time NBA champion Derek Fisher in front of him in Los Angeles, he knew that would never happen with the Lakers.

As a result of Farmar’s desire to become a starter in this league, the point guard decided to test free agency this summer and pursue a future outside of Los Angeles. Despite there being a lack of interest in Farmar, the New Jersey Nets were set on bringing him in to help this young team become a force to be reckoned with in the Eastern Conference once again.

Obviously, money was another motivation for Jordan Farmar to leave the Los Angeles Lakers as they weren’t really willing to pay him the kind of money that he deserved. The Nets on the other hand were willing to pay the two-time NBA champ $12 million dollars over the next three years.

Even though the young point guard has signed a contract that will pay him $4 million a year over the next three years, he will still be nothing more than a backup point guard in New Jersey unless Avery Johnson decides to move starter Devin Harris to shooting guard.

 
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