Jordan Farmar could join Maccabi Haifa if the NBA continues its lockout.

The club's American owner, Jeffrey Rosen, issued a statement Tuesday saying that the club is "advancing in our negotiations" with Farmar.

"We've been in serious talks with Jordan Farmar, who has expressed great interest to play for Maccabi Haifa," Rosen said. "We believe we are close to an agreement, but we have a few more hurdles to overcome to make it happen. We would love to have Jordan Farmar join Maccabi Haifa during the NBA lockout and we find his aspirations to play in Israel to be inspirational."

Maccabi Tel Aviv could also pursue Farmar.