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Hawks waive Farmar, no sources say Blazers are interested but I say they should be

Not really a thought-out proposal, but I would not mind getting Jordan Farmar as our veteran backup point guard to provide depth behind Lillard. Rumor has him interested to go back to Europe (Turkey), but maybe the Blazers could swoop in and either claim him off waivers (1 year, ca. $4.2 million, which probably no team will do) or wait until he clears waivers and make him a lower per-year offer for maybe 2 years (1 year option). When you are not Hedo Turkoglu, Portland should be more interesting than playing in the Turkish league. Atlanta didn't need him anymore after acquiring him in the Johnson trade since they already had Teague and then also traded for Harris. Harris - Teague - Farmar is a little rich in the PG department. But I'd like him on the Blazers. He is 25 and thus younger than most other names still available (e.g. Dooling), but with 6 years in the league has a lot more experience than the current or recently released (Armon) Blazers guards, and is not a former star diva or headcase. While he never reached his lofty full potential that was once talked about in LA, he was still pretty good and continued to be that on a dysfunctional Nets team (17.5 PER last year, career high in points with 10.4, 3.3 assists). He could surely be counted upon for 15-20 solid minutes, with the skills to play more should our rookie and sophomore experience a slump/rookie wall/injury/etc. Update: Apparently Farmar had already signed a 3-year deal in Turkey before Atlanta requested waivers, with no NBA team offering him a multi-year deal. So that option is gone now. Still think we need that type of player.

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