Fox Sports: Los Angeles Lakers reserve point guard Jordan Farmar wants be a starter, either with the Lakers or another NBA team.
“I want to run a team and be the lead guard,” Farmar said Tuesday on the sidelines of a basketball clinic in Singapore. “Hopefully, it can be here (with the Lakers).”
“There’s a lot of jobs out there. I feel I have a lot to offer.”
The 22-year-old Farmar averaged 6.4 points and 2.4 assists in 65 regular-season games last season as the Lakers won their 15th championship. Farmar, who will be entering his fourth year with the Lakers, saw his playing time drop last season to an average of 18.3 minutes per game from 20.6 the previous season.
Farmar said he wasn’t surprised general manager Mitch Kupchak fielded trade offers from other teams during the offseason.
“I’ve talked to Mitch a bunch of times and he says he’s got a ton of offers and didn’t consider trading me,” Farmar said. “It’s just you have to entertain all the offers you get.
“Since I haven’t got traded, it means they want me here.”
Farmar, who grew up in Los Angeles and played two seasons at UCLA, said veteran point guard Derek Fisher will likely begin next season as the starter again.
“Derek’s had a great run,” he said. “He’s probably going to be the guy starting off. I just want to continue to push him.”