Farmar was waived Monday by the Kings on Monday, James Ham of CSN Bay Area reports.
Farmar was initially waived by the Kings at the end of the preseason, only to be re-signed a week later as a depth option at point guard as a roster exception after Darren Collison had served the first five games of an eight-game suspension. With Collison having now served the last three games of the banishment and ready to play Tuesday against the Pelicans, Farmar will be let go once again in order to keep the roster at 15 men. Farmar will look to catch on with another team over the next few weeks before perhaps seeking a contract overseas.
Farmar will sign with the Kings on Wednesday, Jason Jones of the Sacramento Bee reports.
With Darren Collison still suspended for the next three games, the Kings are allowed to add an additional player to their roster for the time being. Farmar, who spent training camp with the Kings on a non-guaranteed deal, has familiarity with the club and will join the team as another veteran bench option to provide help in the backcourt. That said, as soon as Collison is removed from the suspended list, we could see Farmar back on the free agent market again, so this could be a short stay for the 29-year-old point guard.
Farmar was waived by the Kings on Monday.
The veteran joined the Kings on a training camp deal and never stood much of a chance to make the final roster. While he's a 10-year NBA veteran, Farmar has had a difficult time finding a permanent home, having played for the Grizzlies, Clippers and Lakers for parts of the last three seasons. Still just 29 years old, Farmar may be able to latch on with another team, but he may ultimately be forced to explore his options overseas.
Farmar posted 14 points (5-8 FG, 4-5 3Pt), five assists, a rebound, a steal and a block across 18 minutes in Thursday's 116-104 preseason victory over the Lakers.
Farmar bounced back from getting shut out in Monday's contest against Israeli team Maccabi Haifi to post his best scoring total of his three preseason appearances. The 29-year-old is trying to parlay his preexisting relationship with new head coach Dave Joerger into a roster spot for the coming season, and appears to have the upper hand over second-round pick Isaiah Cousins for the third-string point guard duties. That role will likely keep him out of the rotation most nights, but if he makes the squad out of training camp, Farmar should at least see some run with the second unit in the first eight games while point guard Darren Collison serves a suspension.
Farmar agreed to a contract Tuesday with the Kings, international basketball writer David Pick reports.
The details surrounding Farmar's contract aren't available, but the veteran's deal likely doesn't contain a full guaranteed. Farmar will battle rookie Isaiah Cousins for the third-string role at point guard behind Darren Collison and Ty Lawson, and could have the upper hand for that role due to his familiarity with coach Dave Joerger, who he played for in Memphis last season. Farmar logged 12 games for the injury-riddled Grizzlies, averaging 9.2 points (on 42% shooting), 3.1 assists, 2.1 rebounds, 1.3 steals and 1.3 three-pointers across 24.3 minutes per contest.
Farmar compiled eight points (3-11 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 1-1 FT), two assists, two steals, and one rebound in 31 minutes during the Grizzlies' 94-68 loss to the Spurs on Tuesday.
Farmar climbed over 30 minutes for the first time since April 5, but the added court time didn't help him make marked improvement with his counting stats. The Spurs defense has been a dominant force all season, but Farmar will face the least resistance given that Tony Parker is among the opponent's weakest individual defenders. Even so, Farmar rarely commands the offense, as Tuesday was the fifth game in a row in which he failed to reach double figures in the scoring column.
Farmar finished with 15 points (6-12 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 2-2 FT), four assists, two rebounds, and one steal in 31 minutes during the Grizzlies' 108-92 win against the Bulls on Tuesday.
Farmar has scored in double figures during three of the last four games, and he is locked in as the Grizzlies' starting point guard with Mike Conley (Achilles) unlikely to return this season even if the team makes the playoffs. In eight appearances during 2015-16, Farmar is averaging 10.4 points, 3.4 assists to 1.4 turnovers, 1.6 rebounds, 1.4 threes, and 1.4 steals in 25 minutes. If he continues to see sufficient minutes, Farmar might worth a look as a cheap option in daily leagues for Friday's matchup versus the Mavericks.
The Grizzlies signed Farmar for the remainder of the season Thursday, Ronald Tillery of The Memphis Commercial Appeal reports.
With Farmar's 10-day contract set to expire, the Grizzlies opted to keep him around for the rest of the campaign, as he's established himself as the team's top point guard following the long-term injury to Mike Conley (Achilles). In his five games with the Grizzlies, Farmar is averaging 10.8 points, 3.6 assists, and 1.8 rebounds in 26 minutes.
Farmar finished with 11 points (4-7 FG,1-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT), five assists, three steals, and two rebounds in 23 minutes during the Grizzlies' 110-104 loss to the Spurs on Friday.
Farmar drew the start on Friday while Ray McCallum shifted to the bench. Farmar committed two turnovers, but he played fairly well in his first start with the Grizzlies. Through three games since joining the team, he is averaging 10.3 points, 3.7 assists to 1.7 turnovers, two rebounds, and two steals in 26 minutes, and Mike Conley (Achilles) won't be re-evaluated until the end of the regular season.
Farmar will draw the start Friday against the Spurs, Jeff McDonald of the San Antonio Express-News reports.
It was originally reported that Ray McCallum would get the start, but shortly before tip-off Farmar was announced as the starter. This is Farmar's third game with the Grizzlies after signing with them due to a string of injuries. He is averaging 10.0 points, 2.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 1.5 assists, and 2.0 triples in 27 minutes per game.
Farmar had 12 points (4-8 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 2-2 FT), three rebounds, one assist, and one steal across 23 minutes during the Grizzlies' 103-97 win against the Suns on Monday.
Farmar didn't commit any turnovers in his Grizzlies' debut, and scored efficiently. He appeared in 36 games with the Clippers during 2014-15, but Farmar had yet to suit up for an NBA team in 2015-16 prior to Monday. Ray McCallum drew the start in place of the injured Mike Conley (Achilles), and backup point guard Xavier Munford played 10 minutes off the bench. Though Lance Stephenson figures to have the ball in his hands a bit and Zach Randolph is the unquestioned top option on offense, Farmar appears to have stepped right into the primary backup point guard position behind McCallum, at least for the time being.
Farmar is expected to sign a 10-day contract with the Grizzlies on Monday, Shams Charania of Yahoo! Sports reports.
The Grizzlies figure to remain without Mike Conley (Achilles) through at least the end of March and the point guard duo of Briante Weber and Ray McCallum has been far from inspiring since their respective D-League call-ups, so the team will bring in Farmar to bolster the position. The 29-year-old last appeared in the league in 2014-15 with the Clippers, averaging 4.6 points, 1.9 assists, and 1.2 rebounds over 14.7 minutes in 36 games. He'll have to compete for minutes with Weber and McCallum initially, but if he's able to show superior abilities as a distributor, it may not be long before he climbs to the top of the depth chart. He's expected to make his debut with the team Monday against the Suns.