Farmar Makes Historic Appearance as Lakers Demolished Kings
April 1, 2007 11:43pm CST
Jordan Farmar played the final 7:30 of the game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Sacramento Kings, scoring four points ang grabbing four boards for the Lakers in a 126-103 win against the Kings hours after the former UCLA Bruin scored 18, dished six assists, and snatched thrice in the D-fenders' 109-101 loss to Anaheim in the D-League, a first in NBA history. Farmar was assigned to the L.A. D-fenders of the NBA Developmental League on March 31, and after a stellar performance in the afternoon in a losing effort, the Lakers quickly reactivated him to the line-up. Kobe Bryant, whose scoring spree highlighted the month of March, dished out a season-high 13 assists, but only scoring 19. KB24 scored at least 50 points in five of their last seven prior to the Kings game. Maurice Evans led Kobe and four others in double-figures with 21.
2 Apr 07
That was not at all surprising. The Lakers have acquired quite a stand-out rookie in Farmar's name. The question was, "why assign him to the D-League when he can contribute to the Lakers. He can even play better than some players in the Lakers line-up, take Aaron Mckie for example.