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Los Angeles’s Christmas Present: Farmar to Return

Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Lakers are finally getting one of their point guards back.

Jordan Farmar will return to the court on Wednesday after missing the last 10 games with a hamstring issue. Farmar, combined with Steve Nash who has been out with nerve damage in his back and Steve Blake, sidelined with a torn ligament in his elbow have left the Lakers without a point guard for much of the season. Kobe Bryant filled in for the six games he played prior to fracturing his knee. Xavier Henry has started in his place since.

Los Angeles signed 2012 first-round pick Kendall Marshall to address their lack of depth at the position, though he seen minimal playing time since joining the squad.

Through 18 games, the 27-year-old is averaging 9.2 points, 2.9 rebounds and 4.4 assists in just under 19 minutes per contest.

The Lakers host the Miami Heat on Christmas Day at 5:00 P.M. ET on ABC.

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Jordan Farmar Out One Month With Torn Hamstring

Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

The NBA injury bug continues to make the rounds. On Monday afternoon, the Los Angeles Lakers announced they will be without guard Jordan Farmar for the next month.

 

 

This is unfortunate news for both the Lakers and Farmar. Already without Steve Nash, LA was relying on the 27-year-old to provide the team with quality minutes off the bench. They are now down to just one healthy point guard in Steve Blake.

Farmar, who began his career with the Lakers after getting drafted No. 26 overall in the 2006 draft, spent the first four years of his career with the team. He then joined the Brooklyn Nets for two seasons, before playing last season overseas with Anadolu Efes of the Turkish basketball league. Farmar re-signed with the Lakers in July.

The UCLA product was in the midst of another productive year, averaging 9.2 points and 4.4 assists in 18 games this season.

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Euroleague Games: October 20

The Maccabi Electra bros are looking spry

Partizan mt:s vs. Anadolu Efes
7:00 PM CET/ 1 PM ET
NBA Players: Acie Law (Partizan); Sasha Vujacic, Ersan Ilyasova (Anadolu)

Belgacom Spirou vs. Real Madrid
8:30 PM CET/ 2:30 PM ET
NBA Players: Jiri Welsch (Team Awesome); Rudy Fernandez (Real Madrid)

Panathinaikos vs. Unicaja
8:45 PM CET/ 2:45 PM ET

Emporio Armani vs. Maccabi
8:45 PM CET/ 2: 45 PM ET
NBA Players: Jordan Farmar (Maccabi)

U. Olimpija vs. FCB Regal
8:45 PM CET/ 2:45 PM ET
NBA Players: Danny Green (U. Olimpija);

Brose Baskets vs. KK Zagreb CO
9:00 PM CET/ 3:00 PM ET

All Warriors, Bucks, Spurs, Nets and Mavs fans rejoice. Some of your guys are playing.

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D-League Report: Sundiata Gaines, Othyus Jeffers and Jeremy Evans

As the NBA season heads into crunch time, we have started to see solid activity in the D-League. NBA teams who are either battling the injury bug or potentially looking for something new are looking to the D-League to help them do so.

For today’s report, I’ve highlighted a few important news items in the world of the D-League and included a list of all the D-League Call Ups and Assignments so far this season. Enjoy!

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