It is expected that former Laker forward Reggie Jackson will announce Wednesday that he intends to sign with the Clippers, joining former teammate Lou Williams and longtime friend Chris Paul in free agency.

Jackson, 31, also could sign with a potential contender such as Milwaukee, Sacramento or Washington.

“So proud of my brother,” Paul said Tuesday on his Twitter account. “I'll fight the good fight to make his journey easy. This is one special brother!!!”

It is also expected that Brown, 37, a longtime player at Villanova and who played briefly with the Sacramento Kings, will sign with the Clippers. Both will compete for minutes at shooting guard.

In 2014, Jackson signed with Portland and started three games in April, but he tore his patellar tendon and the Trail Blazers released him. He chose not to rush back, and after 11 months, he recovered sufficiently to sign with New Orleans, where he averaged 22 points a game in his lone season. He was released after missing the first 43 games because of a groin injury.

Jackson has some distance from his NBA playing days and understands the importance of having time to consider his options.

And you know what that means for Clippers fans?

Been waiting a long time.