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The Clippers have expressed interest in Los Angeles Lakers free agent guard Jordan Farmar, multiple league sources told ESPNLosAngeles.com. ESPN.com
The Lakers have already expressed interest in Farmar as well, but their plan at point guard for next season is still up in the air with 40-year-old Steve Nash on the books for $9.7 million, Kendall Marshall expected to be retained on a non-guaranteed deal worth approximately $915,000 and rookie Jordan Clarkson, a combo guard out of Missouri, added to the mix after L.A. acquired him from Washington on draft night for $1.8 million. ESPN.com
Farmar has also heard from a "few other teams" and is "going through the process" of free agency, according to a league source, knowing full well that some of the big-ticket free agents such as LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony are causing many teams to freeze on smaller transactions until those players' destinations are settled. ESPN.com
“I want to be a Laker,” Farmar told this newspaper in a phone interview. “I like playing for Mike. Whether it’s Phil Jackson, Mike D’Antoni or whoever else coaches this team, that won’t deter me from wanting to be a Laker.” Los Angeles Daily News
The Lakers want to re-sign Farmar, mindful he would be necessary insurance for Nash, who is expected to stay so his $9.8 million salary gets off the Lakers’ books for the 2015 offseason. Farmar would love to have a long-term future here. Los Angeles Daily News
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