Jordan Farmar agrees in principle to contract with Clippers

Former Lakers guard Jordan Farmar is set to join the Clippers.
(Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)

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.


Farmar, like all free agents who have agreed to contracts when the free-agency period started July 1, can’t sign his contract until Thursday, when the NBA lifts its moratorium.