The Sacramento Bee’s Jason Jones is reporting that the Sacramento Kings are planning to sign veteran point guard Jordan Farmar. To make room for him on the roster, the Kings have officially moved guard Darren Collison to the suspended list.
Collison was suspended for the first eight games of the season in connection with a misdemeanor domestic battery charge. The NBA does not allow teams to move players to the suspended list until the sixth game of the season, meaning the Farmar signing cannot be made official until Thursday.
Farmar spent training camp with the Kings but failed to make the final roster. In four preseason games with Sacramento, the 29 -year-old averaged 6.5 points and connected on better than 45 percent of his three-point attempts in about 14 minutes a night.
He has been in-and-out of the NBA after beginning his career with a promising stint with his hometown Los Angeles Lakers. He won a pair of championships as Derek Fisher’s backup during his four seasons with the Lakers before signing a three-year deal with the Brooklyn Nets in the summer 2010. Farmar returned to the Lakers in July 2013 after spending three seasons between the Nets as well as teams in the Israeli and Turkish leagues. He signed with the Los Angeles Clippers the next summer as the team attempted to replace Collison, who left Los Angeles to sign with the Kings. Farmar then went back to Europe for stints in Israel and Turkey before joining the injury-riddled Memphis Grizzlies in the latter stages of last season.
The addition of Farmar figures to ease the burden on Ty Lawson, who has started each of the Kings’ first five games in Collison’s spot. Lawson has logged 33 minutes per game and has averaged 6.8 points and 6.2 assists for the 2-3 Kings.