Former UCLA Bruin and Los Angeles Laker point guard Jordan Farmar has agreed to a 2-year, $4.2M deal with the Los Angeles Clippers. The second year of the deal is a player option, according to reports.
The Clippers and free-agent guard Jordan Farmar agree to deal, sources, likely for biannual of 2 years, $4.2 million — Brad Turner (@BA_Turner) July 6, 2014
Farmar, 27, has twice played for the Lakers (2006-10, 2013-14) and is a 2x NBA Champion. Farmar has spent the majority of his life and career in the Los Angeles area and will now get a chance to continue doing so with the Clippers. He will be replacing Darren Collison as the main reserve guard and replacement for Chris Paul. Collison signed a 3-year, $16M deal with the Sacramento Kings over the weekend.
Collison and Farmar were teammates on UCLA’s Final Four team in 2005-06 that fell to the Florida Gators in the National Championship game.
Last year Farmar averaged 10.1 points and 4.9 assists in a back up role for the Lakers last season. Farmar, who shot 43% from deep last season, will be a weapon for an already potent Clippers attack. The biggest question with Farmar will be his health. Last year with the Lakers Farmar missed 41 games with a multitude of injuries. Then again, who didn’t get injured playing for the Lakers last season?
Teams can’t officially sign FA’s until the NBA’s moratorium on deals is lifted on July 10th.