The Kings still need a point guard.
Darren Collison is suspended. Ty Lawson has been underwhelming. Garrett Temple has been even worse at the position.
So, Sacramento is turning back to Jordan Farmar, whom it waived before the season.
This was probably planned since the preseason. Having missed five games, Collision is eligible for the suspended list – clearing the way for the Kings to add a 16th player during the final three games of Collison’s suspension. Once he returns, Sacramento will have to drop someone – likely Farmar.
The hope is Farmar first makes the difference in one of the Kings’ next three games: at the Magic on Thursday, at the Bucks on Saturday and at the Raptors on Sunday. Expectations should be modest, but Farmar could play point guard at least as well as Temple and allow Temple to play more on the wing.
Assuming he’s on a minimum contract, Farmar will earn $8,298 per day he’s on the roster. For the next three games plus the time it takes to waive him, that’d be$66,381. Farmar previously earned $16,595 when Sacramento kept him until cut-down day, leaving him on waivers for two days of pay.