Farmar to try for NBA-NBDL double duty

Apr 2, 2007 - 1:39 AM LOS ANGELES (Ticker) -- Jordan Farmar is going to need some April fuel.

Farmar, a rookie guard for the Los Angeles Lakers, can become the first player to play in a D-League game and NBA game on the same day.

On Saturday night, Farmar was assigned by the Lakers to the Los Angeles D-Fenders of the D-League, the NBA's developmental league. He had 18 points and eight assists in 40 minutes in their game against the Anaheim Arsenal on Sunday.

A Lakers spokeswoman said Farmar will be recalled by the NBA club after that game and will be in uniform for Sunday night's contest against the Sacramento Kings. She said there is no guarantee that Farmar will play, however.

Both games are at the Staples Center. The NBDL game began at 5:30 p.m. EDT and the NBA game starts at 9:30 p.m., giving Farmar approximately about one hour to rest between contests.

Farmar has averaged 4.8 points in 62 games with the Lakers this season but had played just twice in the last six contests. He had not played in the D-League this season.

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