1:26pm: The sides have reached a deal, Carchia reports (Twitter link).
1:21pm: Former Clippers point guard Jordan Farmar is close to signing with Darussafaka Dogus, sources tell Sportando’s Emiliano Carchia. The Cavs reportedly backed off after showing preliminary interest in signing Farmar shortly following his release from the Clippers in a buyout deal last month. It’s unclear how lucrative the Turkish deal would be, but if it’s greater than $816,482, the Clippers could recoup some of the guaranteed money they still owe Farmar, unless the sides decided to waive the right of set-off when they struck the buyout deal.
The Kings reportedly had discussions about a swap of Farmar for Ramon Sessions while Farmar was still with the Clippers, but it’s unclear if Sacramento has any interest in signing him as a free agent. The 28-year-old Farmar saw a career-low 14.7 minutes per game with the Clippers this season and he expressed disappointment with his limited role. Farmar and agent Tony Dutt agreed to give up nearly $950K to get out of the Clippers contract, which was to run through next season with a player option.
Farmar has played in Turkey before, with Anadolu Efes during the 2012/13 season, as Carchia points out. He was briefly overseas with Israel’s Maccabi Tel Aviv in 2011/12.