» Jordan Farmar, PG, Los Angeles Lakers (3.8 percent owned)
15 points (5-10 FG, 3-3 FT), 2 three-pointers, 5 rebounds, 8 assists, 3 steals, 2 blocks vs Rockets.
Finally Farmar is back after suffering a groin strain a few weeks back and jumped straight back into the fray, posting up a big line. This spells doom for Kendall Marshall‘s value, with the former Tar Heel playing only 19 minutes. Marshall will likely continue to start, but it looks like Farmar is coach Mike D’Antoni’s guy.
The problem with Farmar this season hasn’t been production — it’s been health. On a per game basis, Farmar is the 152nd ranked player on Basketball Monster.com, averaging 10.5 points, 1.8 three-pointers and 4.8 assists.
If he is able to up his minutes closer to 26-28, he could easily shoot into the top 100 players for the season. Now that Steve Nash has likely played his final game for the season, the point guard position is going to be left to Farmar and Marshall. I’d imagine there’ll also be times when those two guys play together as well, with the Lakers missing Xavier Henry and Kent Bazemore.
If I owned Marshall, and I don’t, I’d drop him for Farmar for this, the season’s final week. You could be rewarded handsomely.