Lakers Rumors & News Recap: The Return of Jordan Farmar

FARMAR2After a taking his talents overseas, two-time NBA champion Jordan Farmer has decided to come back to the Los Angeles Lakers for a second tour. Farmar was receiving interest from teams in the NBA for a better salary than the Lakers were willing or could offer, but the UCLA alum chose to return for the veteran’s minimum.

Farmar is one of three players that have come to Los Angeles on a dime during this NBA offseason. Nick Young is the most notable with there being a market for his services, but like Farmar, Young chose to return to Los Angeles with a love of city and the team he’s always wanted to play for.

Wesley Johnson was also added to the team recently for the veteran’s minimum. Johnson is a young player that never got much recognition with the Minnesota Timberwolves or Phoenix Suns, but believes he can make a difference in Los Angeles.

With three young and hungry players in the fold in Los Angeles, the Lakers may continue to be a playoff contender moving forward. The addition of Farmar and Young were clear indications that this storied franchise can still bring players to Los Angeles with the love of the city and team being enough of a selling point.

Although the Lakers appear poised for a season of disappointment with the team picking up the pieces following the Dwightmare, there’s still hope for the future moving forward.

Lakers Nation News

Lakers News: Jordan Farmar’s Emphasis Will Be On Defense

Lakers News: Jordan Farmar to Bring Championship Mentality to Lakers

Lakers News: Jordan Farmar Believes He Belongs with the Lakers

Lakers News: Jordan Farmar Wants “To Help the Team Any Way” He Can 

Lakers News: Wes Johnson Calls 2013-14 His Most Important Season

Lakers Nation Roundtable: Grading the Lakers’ Offseason Signings

Mitch Kupchak Believes Wes Johnson Could Be Ariza, Cooper Type

Lakers News: Andrew Wiggins Picks Kobe to Play One-on-One

Jim Buss Believes Kobe Bryant Will Be Back for Beginning of Regular Season

Wesley Johnson Says Playing for Lakers is “Dream Come True”

VIDEO: Nick Young Throws Down Monster Dunks in Drew League Game

Kobe Bryant 2000 NBA Championship Ring Being Auctioned for $35,000

Lakers News

Expect Lakers to Provide Grins Rather Than Glory [LA Times]

Lakers’ Jim Buss Puts His Odds on Kobe Bryant Coming Back Early [LA Times]

Lakers’ Wesley Johnson Ready ‘Most Important’ Season of His Life [LA Times]

Lakers’ Jim Buss Says Kobe Bryant Could Return in Preseason [LA Times]

Lakers’ Up To 11 Guaranteed Players Under Contract [LA Times]

Wesley Johnson Fulfills Dream Becoming a Laker [OC Register]

VIDEO: Are Free Agents Choosing Clippers Over Lakers? [OC Register]

Ding: Lakers Still Waiting for Nash to Create Fun for All [OC Register]

Jim Buss Can’t Repeat This Summer [Silver Screen & Roll]

Farmar Thrilled to be Home, Will Focus on Defense [Silver Screen & Roll]

Jim Buss Would Bet on Kobe Playing in Preseason [Silver Screen & Roll]

NBA News

NBA Rumors: Oklahoma City Thunder Frontrunner to Land Mike Miller [Sports City]

NBA Rumors: Baron Davis Eyeing Return to NBA This Season [Sports City]

NBA News: Samuel Dalembert Agrees to Join Dallas Mavericks [Sports City]

Chris Douglas-Roberts Stays Positive [SB Nation]

Bynum: ‘I Want to Play a Full Season’ [SB Nation]

The NBA’s Bizarre Kevin Durant Contract Ordeal [SB Nation]

NBA Rumors: Miller Target of OKC, Camby a Hot Name [SB Nation]

Rick Barry Says Ray Allen Traveled on Critical Game 6 Three [Pro Basketball Talk]

NBA to Pay a Portion of Kevin Durant’s Max Contract [Pro Basketball Talk]

Report: Raptors Might Shut Down Valanciunas for Rest of Summer League [Pro Basketball Talk]

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