NBA guard Jordan Farmar has reportedly agreed to a 3yr/$10.5M contract with Turkish team Anadolu Efes, according to Colin Stephenson of the New Jersey Star-Ledger.
Farmar was recently traded from the Brooklyn Nets to the Atlanta Hawks as a piece in the blockbuster deal that sent six-time NBA all-star Joe Johnson to pair up with superstar point guard Deron Williams in Brooklyn. Shortly after the deal became official, Farmar was bought out of his contract with the Hawks (per his own personal request), for the price of $1.5 million.
Before being traded from the Nets, Farmar had expressed his desires of playing a starter’s role with the team, but after getting shipped down south to Atlanta, and then being slotted as a third-stringer behind Jeff Teague and Devin Harris, Farmar asked the Hawks to be bought out of his contract and the organization agreed. The two sides came to a buyout settlement of $1.5 million (Farmar was due to make $4.25 million this season if he honored his contract).
This will be Farmar’s second stint overseas — he played in Tel Aviv, Israel, last summer during the NBA lockout.
Farmar plans to go to Istanbul to join Efes as soon as he clears NBA waivers.