Just as things were on the up and up for Jordan Farmar he is going to have to spend the next four weeks rehabbing a tear in his hamstring, the last thing the Los Angeles Lakers need right now. Farmar has done an admirable job sharing point guard duties with Steve Blake as Steve Nash attempts to get healthy, and this latest injury is just another setback for a Lakers team that has done an impressive job overcoming obstacles so far this NBA season. The Lakers will now look to both Nick Young and Xavier Henry to help relieve the pressure on Blake at the point guard position.
Through the last several games Farmar has been playing nearly 30 minutes a night and averaging 13+ points with a few rebounds, assists and steals to go along with it. All good signs pointed to Farmar being headed toward what could easily be a career year if Nash is unable to get healthy at any point this season. The feelings are mutual between Lakers’ fans and Farmar on the fact that it is good to have him back in Purple and Gold. He spent his first four years in the NBA, from 2006 to 2010, with the Lakers and was absolutely ecstatic to return to his former team this season.
By the time Farmar returns from injury head coach Mike D’Antoni is sure to have changed the rotation several times over as Kobe Bryant is quite close to a return, but Farmar will still see plenty of minutes as long as he remains productive on the court. For now, though, it’s time for this Los Angeles native to enjoy his hometown for a few weeks and get healthy.
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