The Kings are re-signing Jordan Farmar to their roster after waiving him last month, reports Jason Jones of The Sacramento Bee (Twitter links). Terms of the agreement aren’t known, but another non-guaranteed contract appears likely for the veteran point guard.
Sacramento is currently carrying the maximum allowable 15 players, but one of those 15 is point guard Darren Collison, who is serving an eight-game suspension. NBA rules allow for the Kings to move Collison to the suspended list after five games, meaning the team can add Farmar to its roster without waiving anyone. However, the club will need to cut someone when Collison becomes eligible to return, so Farmar’s second stint with the Kings figures to be even shorter than his first, unless they opt to waive another player when Collison returns.
Farmar, who will turn 30 later this month, has played more than 500 regular-season games over the course of his nine-year NBA career, though he appeared in just 12 games last season. Farmar joined the Grizzlies in March when Memphis’ roster was hit hardest by injuries, and was the club’s starting point guard down the stretch and in the postseason. Farmar played well in the regular season with the Grizzlies, averaging 9.2 PPG, 3.1 APG, 1.3 SPG, and 1.3 3PT. His production dipped in the playoffs, as he shot just 32.3% from the floor during the club’s first-round loss to San Antonio.
Although he appeared to have a decent shot to earn a roster spot in Sacramento this fall, Farmar ultimately lost out to Ty Lawson, another veteran point guard on a non-guaranteed deal.