Report: Jordan Farmar, willing to sign 10-day contract, winner of Cavaliers’ workout
In the category of “f---ing playmaker” for the Cavaliers, the nominees are: Mario Chalmers, Lance Stephenson, Kirk Hinrich and Jordan Farmar.
And the winner is...
Would Farmar help the Cavs the most? Or is he just the best option of players willing to sign a 10-day deal?
Cleveland will be an appealing destination once players get bought out after the trade deadline. The Cavaliers might be able to add someone better then.
But there’s only one reason to prioritize a 10-day contract over a rest-of-season deal: money -- and we know how far that argument goes with LeBron James.
If they sign Chalmers or Hinrich to a rest-of-season deal and a better point guard later becomes available, the Cavs can always waive Chalmers or Hinrich. It’d be more costly than just letting a 10-day contract expire, especially considering the luxury-tax ramifications. But Cleveland wouldn’t be trapped with a full roster.
Maybe Farmar is the best option regardless. Unlike Chalmers and Stephenson, Farmar is clearly healthy. And unlike Hinrich, Farmar played in the NBA this season, spending time with the Kings.
But by delaying to fill their open roster spot, the Cavaliers have already proven finances to be a concern in this process.