Nets Rumors: Jordan Farmar Leaving the NBA to Secure a Paid Gig

Daniel Boston@NBAReportingAnalyst IIJuly 11, 2012

SALT LAKE CITY - MAY 10: Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers celebrates with teammate Jordan Farmar #1 against the Utah Jazz during Game Four of the Western Conference Semifinals of the 2010 NBA Playoffs on May 10, 2010 at Energy Solutions Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
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After being dealt to Atlanta in the blockbuster deal that sent Joe Johnson to Brooklyn, Jordan Farmar has agreed to a $1.5 million dollar buyout with the Hawks, as they feature a loaded backcourt led by Jeff Teague.

While he is sure to attract offers around the NBA, it is being reported by that Farmar is ready to accept Anadolu Efes, of Istanbul's lucrative contract offer.

"Farmar is expected to accept a three-year, $10.5 million offer from Anadolu Efes, of Istanbul.”

The move is smart on his part as he would not receive this kind of financial security with any team in the NBA. 

Jordan's NBA career has been rocky to say the least. 

It began in Los Angeles with the Lakers where he was a part of two championship teams. But, after deciding against staying with L.A long term, he signed with the New Jersey Nets seeking more money and a starting role.

That all fell apart quite rapidly when Deron Williams came into the picture via trade, and became the franchise's new star.

For Jordan's career, his high point with the Lakers came during the 2007-2008 season, when he averaged 9.1 points and 2.7 assists while playing 20.6 minutes per game. 

Overall, he had his strongest season this past year with New Jersey, posting 10.4 points and 3.3 assists in 21 minutes per game.


Farmar, only 25 years young, will be 28 when this overseas contract expires. It is safe to assume we will see him back in NBA action in the future, but for now, good luck Jordan. You were an NBA golden child.