L.A. Times: Derek Fisher is scheduled to clear waivers Thursday at 3 p.m., meaning the Lakers can sign him at 3:01 p.m. if no other team claims him.
Fisher agreed in principle last week to return to the Lakers on a three-year contract worth about $14 million.
Fisher could be claimed by another team willing to award him the three years and almost $21 million left on his contract when Utah agreed to release him earlier this month, although that is considered a slim possibility.
Fisher, who will be 33 next month, averaged 10.1 points and 3.3 assists while playing all 82 regular-season games last season for the Jazz. He is expected to be a starter for the Lakers, with whom he spent eight seasons after being drafted out of Arkansas -Little Rock in 1996.