Second-year guard takes Jackson’s talks to heart.
L.A. Times: Many of the Lakers were down and out, really in no mood for exit meetings with Phil Jackson and Mitch Kupchak after another early playoff elimination last May.
But Jordan Farmar listened, intently, to what they said to him.
He then became a denizen of the team training facility, working on his shot as June slipped into July, and then into August and September.
“Every day, a couple times a day,” Farmar said. “I took a lot of shots.”
Farmar, who turned 21 on Friday, is averaging 10.1 points after scoring 21 against the Jazz and shooting 50.8%, a solid percentage for a guard. He was also well above average with his 40.7% accuracy from three-point range.
“I’m just trying to shorten [my shot], square my shoulders up and just knock it down,” Farmar said. “It’s all hand-eye coordination, and I believe in my ability.”
He wasn’t entirely confident on his drives to the hoop last season. Jackson said Farmar “started worrying about it a little bit.”