NBA Roundtable

Nets Sign Farmar

In Free Agency on July 12, 2010 at 4:38 am

RealGM has the press release

The New Jersey Nets have reached an agreement in principle with free agent guard Jordan Farmar, Nets President Rod Thorn announced tonight. Per team policy, terms of the agreement were not released. The agreement is contingent on the passing of the required physical.“Jordan will be an excellent complement to Devin in the backcourt,” said Thorn. “He comes to the Nets with championship pedigree, which will prove to be invaluable to his teammates.”

The deal was worth $12 million over three years.

Thoughts

Another panicked signing by New Jersey

  • Travis Outlaw – $35 million over five years
  • Johan Petro – $10 million over three years
  • Jordan Farmar – $12 million over three years

A total of $57 million or $14 million per annum of wasting cap flexibility for the Nets.

Jordan Farmar

  • A good complementary scorer. Can beat his man off the bounce, get to the rim, finish, has a solid jump shot. Nice rounded complementary scorer.
    • A career TS% of 53% is fairly mediocre but Farmar is capable of good efficiency when playing well (56% three years ago).
    • Scoring should improve, particularly efficiency, once he is out of the Triangle offense and is allowed to play with more freedom.
  • A mediocre defender and rebounder.  Inconsistent defensively.
  • A limited passer for a point guard. Needs to play alongside a good passers at other positions to be anything more than a backup guard.

Too limited an overall player for that type of money on a rebuilding team. The only area he adds real quality with is his scoring ability. The rest of the time, Farmar is just trying to keep his head above water.

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  1. Looks like a reasonable offer, but the question is will Farmar prove to be worth it.

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