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Los Angeles Lakers Signs Extension with Jarred Vanderbilt

Los Angeles Lakers Signs Extension with Jarred Vanderbilt

Jarred Vanderbilt, a 24-year-old forward, has officially inked a contract with Los Angeles Lakers signs extension with Jarred Vanderbilt, as announced by the team on Monday. Multiple reports suggest that the agreement spans four years and is valued at $48 million, which also includes a player option for the fourth year.

Lakers Signs Extension with Jarred Vanderbilt

Vanderbilt was acquired by the Lakers from the Utah Jazz in February and quickly established himself as a crucial rotational player during their impressive late-season journey to the Western Conference finals.

While not known for his scoring prowess, Vanderbilt contributed an average of 7.2 points and 6.7 rebounds per game in the regular season. His primary role often involved guarding the opposing team’s top scorer. Vanderbilt started in 24 regular-season games and was in the starting lineup for 13 of the Lakers’ 15 playoff matches.

Vanderbilt’s NBA career began with the Denver Nuggets after being drafted by the Orlando Magic in the second round in 2018. He subsequently spent time with the Minnesota Timberwolves, featuring in 140 games over three seasons before joining the Jazz last summer.

The Lakers made significant improvements to their roster during the trade deadline, resulting in an 18-8 record and two playoff rounds won. General Manager Rob Pelinka has spent the summer securing key players from last season, including LeBron James and Anthony Davis, through contract extensions. Additionally, the Lakers have made acquisitions such as Jaxson Hayes, Taurean Prince, Gabe Vincent, Cam Reddish, and Christian Wood.


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