Now that the NBA season is over, we’re going to look at multiple NBA free agents that could potentially land with the Washington Wizards this summer. The Wizards were good enough to make it to the NBA Playoffs, eventually getting bounced out of the semi-finals, but there’s no doubt that they must fill some holes in their roster and free agency is an option to do that. (Previous free agent targets: Patty Mills)
Free Agent: Jordan Farmar
Salary: $884,293 (via ShamSports)
Basic Stats: 10.1 PPG, 2.5 RPG, 4.9 APG, .44 3P%, .42 FG%
Just like Patty Mills, Jordan Farmar would fill a need for the Washington Wizards. Farmar has torched the Wizards in the past, and by averaging over 10 points in just over 20 minutes per game, it’s apparent that he’s capable of scoring off the bench. Although his stats may have been a product of Mike D’Antoni‘s system, Farmar has always been a pretty solid point guard and has shown his loyalty to the Los Angeles Lakers by signing for less than $1 million for one season.
Now that Farmar is an unrestricted free agent, he’ll undoubtedly get interest from a number of teams looking to add depth to their roster. Farmar probably isn’t capable of starting, given the amount of great point guards in the league today and his inconsistencies on the defensive side of the floor, but he has been a good backup for quite some time. Jordan Farmar is capable of playing both with the ball and off the ball, so he’d be able to share the floor with the likes of John Wall and Bradley Beal. It’s no secret that the Wizards could use a spark off the bench and Farmar could provide that.
Possibility of Farmar signing with the Wizards:
Rather than looking for a backup guard in the NBA Draft, I think Jordan Farmar could be a legitimate option, especially since he probably won’t command a ton of money. Andre Miller will likely be back in Washington next season, but at 38 years old, it’s only a matter of time before the Wizards will be stuck without a backup point guard again.
Farmar has played on championship teams before, so the Wizards won’t be taking a risk on a young, inexperienced guard. He’s capable of scoring the ball, but he’s also shown an ability to create for others. Jordan Farmar is basically everything teams look for in a backup point guard, but the fact that he could probably play along side John Wall in spurts makes him an even more intriguing free agent.
I personally think the Wizards should express interest in Jordan Farmar, but a backup big man might be a more important need for Washington, especially since Andre Miller is expected to be back next season. I wouldn’t be surprised if the Wizards are one of many teams interested in acquiring Jordan Farmar, but I’m sure he’d like to play for a team where he’s guaranteed to be the main backup guard instead of competing with Andre Miller.