Nets sign Jordan Farmar, Travis Outlaw, Johan PetroPosted by Inside Hoops
The New Jersey Nets have signed free agent guard Jordan Farmar, forward Travis Outlaw and center Johan Petro, Nets President Rod Thorn announced today. Per team policy, terms of the contracts were not released.
Farmar, 6’2”/180, is a four-year NBA veteran with career averages of 6.9 points and 2.1 assists in 18.1 minutes over 301 career games with the Los Angeles Lakers. The UCLA product was selected by the Lakers in the first round (26th overall) of the 2006 NBA draft. Farmar helped the Lakers win back-to-back championships in 2008-09 and 2009-10. In 69 career postseason contests, Farmar holds playoff averages of 5.9 points and 1.4 assists in 15.0 minutes per game Last season, Farmar appeared in all 82 games for the Lakers, posting averages of 7.2 points on 43.5% shooting and 1.5 assists in 18.0 minutes per game.
Outlaw, 6’9”/207, is a seven-year NBA veteran with career averages of 9.5 points and 3.4 rebounds in 22 minutes over 400 career games. He has shot .441 from the field and .363 from behind the arc. He played in 34 games last season for the Portland Trail Blazers and Los Angeles Clippers. On February 16, the Starkville, Mississippi native was traded from Portland to Los Angeles along with Steve Blake in exchange for Marcus Camby and cash considerations. In 11 games with Portland, Outlaw averaged 9.9 points and 3.5 rebounds in 21 minutes before being traded. In 23 contests, including six starts with the Clippers, he tallied 8.7 points and 3.6 rebounds in 22 minutes per contest. Selected out of Starkville High School in Mississippi, Outlaw was chosen by Portland in the first round (23rd overall) of the 2003 NBA Draft. In six career playoff games, Outlaw holds averages of 9.0 points and 3.0 rebounds in 28 minutes per contest.
Petro, 7’0”/247, is a five year NBA veteran with career averages of 5.1 points and 4.2 rebounds in 16.7 minutes in 306 career games with Seattle/Oklahoma City and Denver. A native of Paris, France, Petro was selected by the Seattle SuperSonics with in the first round (25th overall) of the 2005 NBA draft. After three and a half seasons with the Seattle/Oklahoma City franchise, Petro was dealt to Denver during the 2008-09 season. Last season, Petro posted averages of 3.4 points on 53.5% shooting and 3.6 rebounds in 12.1 minutes per game for the Nuggets.