NBA Free Agency: Steve Blake Or Jordan Farmar? Who Fits the Lakers Best?

July 3rd, 2010 by Hadarii Jones Leave a reply »
The Los Angeles Lakers reportedly offered Los Angeles Clippers' point guard Steve Blake a four year, $16 million contract, and with that move Jordan Farmar's days as a Laker appear to be over.

Blake is a steady guard who is not quite the athlete that Farmar is, and his signing makes you wonder if the Lakers shouldn't have pushed a little harder to keep Farmar in the fold.

Farmar allegedly was looking for a way out of Los Angeles. So, the Lakers' hand was likely forced, but considering the experience they lose in Farmar the trade-off may not be worth it.

Blake is a NBA veteran with seven years of his own experience, and he may not be as erratic as Farmar, but he is far less likely to finish plays in the spectacular manner that Farmar was capable of.

Farmar was a fan favorite because on hard drives to the rim where he should have laid the ball in, he chose to dunk instead, and the excitement he and fellow reserve Shannon Brown created cannot be duplicated by Blake.

But, the consistent decision making and tough defense Blake provides may be more valuable to the Lakers than Farmar's occasional show-stopping pla ...

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