Lakers Rumors: Jordan Farmar Met with Luke Walton in Attempted NBA Comeback

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured ColumnistJuly 13, 2017

LAS VEGAS, NV - OCTOBER 13:  Jordan Farmar #20 of the Sacramento Kings brings the ball up the court against the Los Angeles Lakers during their preseason game at T-Mobile Arena on October 13, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Sacramento won 116-104. 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 Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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After playing in only two games for the Sacramento Kings last year, Jordan Farmar is eying a potential return to the NBA

HoopsHype's Alex Kennedy reported Wednesday that Farmar had a meeting with Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton. The two were Lakers teammates for four seasons between 2006 and 2010.

Farmar has played 10 years in the league, averaging 7.7 points and 2.9 assists a game.

While signing Farmar wouldn't drastically improve the Lakers roster, he'd make sense as a potential backup point guard behind Lonzo Ball, given both his experience and level of familiarity with Walton.

Los Angeles doesn't have much financial flexibility after agreeing to a one-year, $18 million deal with Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, per ESPN.com's Brian Windhorst. ESPN.com's Bobby Marks noted the Lakers only had $16.5 million in available cap space before the signing.

That limits general manager Rob Pelinka's options if he wants to add another guard before the start of the 2016-17 season. According to Marks, the Lakers have $4.3 million available through the mid-level exception, which would likely be more than enough to get Farmar on board.

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