Good to know that our hometown Laker is finally getting some recognition that he deserves. With the stellar game he had last night, I know we can expect more of the same this upcoming season.
ESPN: Jordan Farmar, Lakers
I’d have no reservations about making Farmar a breakout player if I knew he would start. He’s only 21, he’s a good athlete, he can shoot, he took a strong step forward last season, and his biggest shortcoming (a chronic inability to draw fouls) seems easily remedied. Unfortunately, the Lakers already have veteran starter Derek Fisher and probably won’t want to rock the boat; additionally, they’re talking about spotting Lamar Odom minutes at the point, too. All of which means Farmar must content himself with being a really, really good backup.