Indiana Pacers make run at Jordan Farmar


jfarmar.jpgThe Indiana Pacers need a point guard. Jordan Farmar is a point guard who wants to show he can run a traditional offense and not be tied down by the confines of the triangle.

The Pacers have reached out to Farmar, but have only offered a one-year deal, according to Mark Spears from Yahoo Sports.

Both Portland and New York have shown interest in him as well.

It’s a little hard to project Farmar because in the triangle offense he was really asked just to be a spot-up shooter much of the time. And that’s not his forte. But when he did get the chance to create in the offense off the dribble he seemed to force is own shot a little too much. Was that because he wanted to take his few chances in the offense or because that’s who he is? We will see.

But there is no other guard you can get at this price who has two rings and played a lot of key minutes in the finals.

He is good leading the break, something he would do a lot in Indiana or New York. However, you can bet he wants more than a one-year deal.

Report: Cavs sign Dionte Christmas

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The Cavs are shorthanded in the backcourt right now, with Kyrie Irving still out and Iman Shumpert sidelined for up to three months. Yahoo’s Marc Spears reports that they’re bringing in former Temple guard Dionte Christmas, who played for the Suns in 2013-14:

In 31 games for the Suns two seasons ago, Christmas averaged 2.3 points and 1.2 rebounds in 6.4 minutes per game. He probably won’t get very many minutes if he makes the Cavs’ final roster, but there’s a chance they’ll keep him around on a non-guaranteed deal until Irving and Shumpert are healthy, just to have another body in the backcourt.

Sixers’ Wilbekin hits game-winning three vs. Cavs (VIDEO)

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LeBron James sat out the Cavs’ preseason game against the Sixers on Thursday night, but Cleveland still held the lead for all but the final 5.4 seconds. Then, Sixers rookie Scottie Wilbekin did this:

Wilbekin, who played college ball at Florida, has a chance to earn legitimate minutes for the Sixers this season as they try to find young talent on the cheap. This is a good start.