It was announced today by Atlanta Hawks GM Danny Ferry that the Hawks have requested waivers on guard Jordan Farmar.  The 6'2" point guard had initially requested to be bought out by the Hawks after coming to Atlanta from Brooklyn in the blockbuster Joe Johnson trade.  On July 12, he signed with the Turkish basketball team Anadolu Efes, where he will play this season after he clears waivers.  I think this was a good move by the Hawks to waive Farmar.  The better option would've been to buy out Farmar's contract.  Since his contract is guaranteed, the Hawks will have to keep paying Farmar until his contract expires in the 2013 offseason unless another NBA team picks him up before then.  He has already signed a contract in Turkey, however, where he said he wishes to play this season, so I doubt that will happen.  The buy out would've ensured the Hawks wouldn't pay the rest of his contract.  That buy out obviously didn't work out, making the only reasonable choice for the Hawks to waive him.  I doubt things would've worked here in Atlanta.  He would've been the third-string point guard here behind former All-Star Devin Harris and up-and-coming Jeff Teague.  I wish Farmar luck in his post-Hawks career.
Jordan Farmar reverse layup