The Los Angeles Lakers have decided to let Jordan Farmar and Adam Morrison join the growing pool of free agents at the end of the 2009 -2010 season.
It’s no secret that Farmar has had a more successful NBA career than Morrison. Known as a three-point shooter and for his ability to get a rise out of opponents, Farmar wants to have more than just a supporting role on the court. He currently makes $1.9 million, and stands to make a lot more with another NBA team. While Farmar may not have the clout or talent that other free agent point guards might have, he’d be a decent addition to any roster.
As for Adam Morrison, there’s isn’t much else to say except — what the heck happened?? In 2006, Morrison was considered one of the best college basketball players in the country, along side J.J. Redick. He was selected third overall in the 2006 NBA Draft by the Charlotte Bobcats. But he never could quite live up to the hype of his college career. Now, he’s considered one of the top ten biggest draft duds of all time.
Personally, I feel that Morrison can still have a solid NBA career. He has often said that he wasn’t prepared for all the attention and hated being in the spotlight. While his defense is lackluster, he can still shoot the lights out. With the right team, the right coach, and the right system in place, I think he can find the motivation he needs in order to be successful.
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