Jordan Farmar agrees in principle to contract with Clippers

Los Angeles Lakers guard Jordan Farmar (1) passes the ball away from Milwaukee Bucks shooting guard Giannis Antetokounmpo (34), of Greece, defending during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, in Los Angeles.

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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 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.