Jordan Famar is back in L.A. wearing purple and gold for a second time around.
Famar is an L.A. native who grew up a die hard Los Angeles Lakers‘ fan, played his college ball at UCLA and was a key piece in helping the Lakers to win back-to-back titles in 2009 and 2010.
The Lakers are now deep at point guard with Famar, Steve Nash and Steve Blake. With last season’s rash of injuries, Famar is the perfect insurance plan just in case Nash or Blake has to miss any action next season.
Famar left the Lakers after 2010 championship season to play with the then New Jersey Nets. Since then, Famar has spent time with the Atlanta Hawks, Israel’s Maccabi Electra in the Euroleague and Turkey’s Anadolu Efes, Famar’s current team. The Lakers will buyout Famar’s contract with the Turkish club for around $5ook.
Famar considers himself a Laker for life and is excited to wear the uniform once more.
Famar also spoke to head coach Mike D’Antoni about playing some shooting guard, especially if Kobe Bryant is not back with the team at the start of the season.
Reserved center Robert Sacre will be returning to the roster when training camp begins as well.
Sacre started three games last year for the Lakers, but most fans will remember Sacre’s enthusiasm on the bench cheering on his Laker teammates. Sacre is another seven-footer that will be available to D’Antoni if needed.
As for Metta World Peace, there has been no official announcement by the Lakers on the use of the Amnesty provision on the former All-Star. It was reported a couple days ago by the Orange County Register that the Lakers would amnesty World Peace, but he is still a Laker today and will remain with the team if he is not amnestied by July 16th.