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Jordan Farmar Agrees With Nets, Leaves Lakers Point Guard Situation In Question

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 15:  Jordan Farmar #1 of the Los Angeles Lakers dunks the ball in front of Kevin Garnett #5 of the Boston Celtics in Game Six of the 2010 NBA Finals at Staples Center on June 15, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.  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 Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)
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Matt WagnerCorrespondent IIJuly 12, 2010

Free agent and former Lakers reserve guard Jordan Farmar has agreed to a three-year $12 million contract with the New Jersey Nets, according to his agent, Arn Tellum. However, the concern behind this move is the Los Angeles Lakers point guard situation.

Not only has Farmar left the Lakers, but starter Derek Fisher met with Miami Heat president Pat Riley on July 10. Although Fisher has said that he would prefer to resign with Los Angeles, signing with the Heat is very appealing.

If Fisher signs with Miami, or any team other than the Lakers for that matter, it will leave only one natural point guard on the roster, Steve Blake, who has career averages of 7.5 points and 4.3 assists per contest. His averages are similar to Farmar's averages so that would definitely leave the Lakers at a disadvantage.

As of now, the number one priority for Los Angeles should be added more point guard depth as a Plan B if Fisher does not resign.

One suggestion I have for the Lakers is Rafer Alston, a solid point guard who is known for his ability to hit three pointers and his defense, as he has hit 35 percent of three pointers throughout his career in addition to a career average of 1.2 SPG.

Alston would make a good backup for Blake, as he could provide a defensive jolt when needed.

But if Derek Fisher decides to resign with the Lakers then they will be able to survive but regardless, there are many questions surrounding the Los Angeles Lakers point guard situation at this time. 

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