Report: Jordan Farmar, Los Angeles Clippers Agree to 2-year Deal

Free-agent point guard Jordan Farmar and the Los Angeles Clippers have agreed in principle to a two-year, $4.2 million contract, as reported by Brad Turner. Farmar will be getting the Clippers’ biannual exception, with a player option for the second year. 

The Clippers essentially replaced last year’s backup point guard in Darren Collison with Jordan Farmar. Farmar averaged 10.1 points and 4.9 assists in 41 games for the Lakers last season. Collison, averaging about four more minutes per game, put up 11.4 points and 3.7 assists per game. 

The biggest difference between the two is Farmar’s durability, or lack thereof. Farmar missed nearly twice as many games last season as Collison has in his entire five-year career. 

Although Farmar made it clear in his comments the Lakers didn’t pursue him as aggressively as the Clippers did, there is still some debate as to why he chose being the Clippers backup point guard as opposed to being potentially the best one on an unpredictable Lakers roster.

Assuming he stays healthy, the Clippers get a player eager to contribute. The Clippers ranked No. 21 last season in three-point percentage. Farmar shot nearly 44 percent from beyond the arc last season.

Farmar will be able to sign the contract Thursday once the NBA lifts its moratorium.

Photo Credit: Lori Shepler / Los Angeles Times

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Rohit Ghosh

LA Clippers beat writer
Rohit is an L.A.-based sports journalist who contributes to SB Nation's Silver Screen and Roll, AccuScore, and the Taxi Squad Show based out of Utah. He also runs his own sports blog, Metta Chronicles. Follow him on Twitter @RohitGhosh where he discusses AccuScore projection data, a variety of sports-related topics, and even some Jazz music.


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