In what very well may prove to be his final year as a member of the Los Angeles Lakers, Jordan Farmar proved that he may be willing to be the starting guard on an NBA franchise. Farmar showed flashes of brilliance and heart, never more evident than in the NBA Finals when he was seen multiple times diving to the floor after the ball, sacrificing his body for the team and the glory.
Farmar still faced plenty of criticism for his inconsistency. At times he was a solid shooter from outside, but the made baskets seemed to go to his head and were quickly followed by a mental gaffe. If Farmar does want to lead an NBA team from the point guard position, he has a lot of maturing to do before he should be handed the keys to the car.
With that being said, however, Farmar was still an important part of the Lakers come-back in the Finals, providing strength and energy off the bench in Game 6 and hustle and heart in Game 7. The tandem of Farmar and Shannon Brown proved worthy replacements for Derek Fisher when the veteran guard needed a breather. Farmar’s solid but generally sporadic play throughout the season earns him a grade of a C, with plenty of room for improvement.
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