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Lakers' Jordan Farmar gets contract offer from New Jersey

July 11, 2010 |  4:46 pm

Jordan Farmar said Sunday that he has gotten a contract offer from the New Jersey Nets, but that he hasn't signed it yet.

Farmar, who spent his first four NBA seasons with the Lakers, said the offer was for three years and $12 million.

"It's on the table," Farmar said in a phone interview. "Both sides are trying to figure some things out. I'm definitely interested."

Farmar became an unrestricted free agent when the Lakers decided at the end of July not to enxtend the 6-foot-2 guard a qualfying offer. That meant the Lakers couldn't match any offer Farmar got from another team.

Farmar won two NBA championships with the Lakers, but he has always felt his style of play was not best suited for the triangle offense.

Farmar also has wanted to be a starter with the Lakers, but has spent the last three seasons behind Derek Fisher, who still is in negotiations with the Lakers and Miami Heat for a multi-year contract.

If Farmar does sign a deal with the Nets, he'll probably still will be a back-up point guard behind Devin Harris.


-- Broderick Turner


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