Basketball / Sports

Farmar agrees in principle to contract with Clippers

LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles Lakers in 2009 and 2010, shot 41.5 percent from the field and 43.8 percent 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.

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