The Los Angeles Lakers are on the verge of some drastic changes once arguably the worst season in franchise history comes to an end. With so many players on this team becoming free agents this summer, it is uncertain who will return next season, but it appears that Jordan Farmar wants to re-sign with the team according to Mark Medina of the L.A. Daily News on April 5:
Hence, why Farmar wants to stay with the Lakers when he becomes a free agent this offseason.
“I’ll be fine. The Lakers will be fine,” said Farmar, a former Woodland Hills Taft High and UCLA standout. “I have plans and high hopes to be here for a long time. I hope it all works out.”
After playing overseas for a while, Farmar felt as if it was time to return to the NBA feeling as if he had improved his game across the board. Although no one knew what to expect from Farmar in his return to the Lakers, the veteran point guard has played better than expected and could be one of the few players re-signed from the current roster.
As of right now, the Lakers will Steve Nash and Kendall Marshall returning next season in order to share time at the point guard position. With no telling how much gas Nash has left in the tank or if Marshall is the real deal, Farmar probably has a good shot at getting another deal with the Lakers in the off-season.
Along with Farmar, the Lakers will have some tough decisions to make with the majority of the team becoming free agents. Wes Johnson, Jodie Meeks, Chris Kaman, Xavier Henry, Jordan Hill and Pau Gasol will control their own fate this summer with no clear indication of any of these players will be re-signed. Meeks, Johnson and Henry have expressed interest to stay in Los Angeles while Gasol, Hill and Kaman have made it clear they will test free agency.