The Clippers and free-agent point guard Jordan Farmar agreed in principle to a deal on Sunday, according to NBA executives who were not authorized to speak publicly about the matter.
Farmar agreed to take the Clippers' bi-annual exception of two years for $4.2 million. He holds a player option for the second season.
Farmar appears to be a good pickup for the Clippers after they lost Chris Paul's backup at point guard, Darren Collison, a free agent who agreed to a contract with the Sacramento Kings.
Farmar played in 41 games last season for the Lakers, averaging 10.1 points and 4.9 assists. He missed 41 games because of injuries that included a torn left hamstring and a strained right groin
The 6-foot-2 Farmar, who won NBA championships with the Lakers in 2009 and 2010, shot 41.5% from the field and 43.8% from three-point range last season in his second stint with the team.