- Posted: 7:00 PM, June 30, 2012
Farmar, 25, averaged 10.4 points and 3.3 assists in a little over 21 minutes per game in 39 games with the Nets last season, his second since signing with them as a free agent in 2010. Farmar spent much of last season dealing with nagging groin injuries that kept him out of the lineup for large stretches of the shortened season, including the final 16 games of the season.
Now that Farmar is officially on the books for next season, the Nets now have six players on their roster -- Farmar and fellow guards Anthony Morrow and MarShon Brooks, forward Jordan Williams and center Johan Petro. The Nets now have nearly $12 million in expiring contracts between the deals of Morrow, Petro and Farmar, and over $40 million in cap room entering free agency, which begins at 12:01 a.m. Sunday.
The Newark Star-Ledger first reported Farmar's decision to opt into the final year of his deal.