Jordan Famar is back in time for the Los Angeles Lakers Christmas game

12/25/13 in NBA   |   natsaar   |   160 respect

December 1, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers point guard Jordan Farmar (1) watches game action after suffering an apparent injury and being pulled in the first half against the Portland Trail Blazers at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY SportsThe Los Angeles Lakers have been without Jordan Farmar since December 1st, due to a torn hamstring, but he's back and ready for action.

This comes just in time for the Lakers to face the Miami Heat on Christmas day, after a complete blowout in Phoenix on Monday night.

The SoCal native was cleared by the team, and he's excited to get back out there.  He said:

"Finally to get the clearance and just be able to come out there and help the guys out, do anything I can, is what I'm excited about... I just noticed without somebody taking control there was no really sense of purpose. So it was kind of random basketball and just out there playing. Now I can go out there and just look for Nick [Young], look for Pau [Gasol], get X [Xavier Henry] going. Just pick my spots and get everybody comfortable doing what they do best."

That's exactly what the Lakers need, and it couldn't have come at a better time. While the Lakers weren't terrible without a point guard, it's clear that there's just a lot of shooting going on, and not a ton of smart shot selections. Farmar should definitely help alleviate this problem.
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