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Caught in the Web: Lakers focus on their backcourt during free agency

July 12, 2010 | 10:30 am

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--The Times' Broderick Turner details Jordan Farmar's decision to accept a three-year, $12-million offer from the New Jersey Nets. Turner also reports that the amount the Heat would offer to Derek Fisher depends on what free agents Mike Miller and Udonis Haslem are willing to agree to with Miami.

--TrueHoop's Kevin Arnovitz believes that Derrick Caracter's play during summer league has validated the Lakers' choice in drafting him.

--ESPN The Magazine's Ric Bucher and ESPN Los Angeles' Dave McMenamin report on the terms of Farmar's deal.

--The Newark Star-Ledger's Dave D'Alessandro believes that Farmar will be a valuable addition for New Jersey.

--The Orange County Register's Kevin Ding expects Farmar will have a significant role with the Nets.

--ESPN Los Angeles' Brian Kamenetzky remains impressed with how Devin Ebanks and Caracter have played in summer league.

--The Daily News' Elliott Teaford highlights the belief from Nets President Rod Thorn that Farmar's championship experience will help New Jersey.

--Silver Screen and Roll's DexterFishmore believes Farmar will be a good fit for the Nets and that the Lakers are calling Fisher's bluff.

Tweet of the Day: "Jordan Farmar reportedly agrees to join the Nets for 3yrs-$12M. Laker fans, is he worth that kind of money?" -- LAMase (710 ESPN's Steve Mason)

Reader Comment of the Day: "My gut tells me that Fisher wants to retire a Laker, but he wants some respect." -- Jon K

*There will be a chat beginning at 12:45 p.m. today for the Lakers' summer league game at 1 today against the Knicks. 

-- Mark Medina
twitter.com/latmedina

E-mail the Lakers blog at mgmedin@gmail.com

Photo: Lakers guard Jordan Farmar on Sunday accepted a three-year deal worth $12 million from the New Jersey Nets. Credit: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times


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