The Los Angeles Lakers and Jarred Vanderbilt have agreed to terms on a four-year extension worth $48 million, Klutch Sports CEO Rich Paul and agent Erika Ruiz said. Here’s what you need to know:
- In 78 games with the Lakers and Jazz last year, Vanderbilt averaged a career-high 7.9 points per game along with 7.5 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game.
- The 6-foot-9 forward started 24 games for the Lakers after being acquired at the trade deadline and served as one of the team’s top defenders.
- The 24-year-old has played with five teams since being selected 11th overall in the 2019 NBA Draft.
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Los Angeles Lakers forward Jarred Vanderbilt has agreed to a four-year, $48 million contract extension with the franchise, Klutch Sports CEO Rich Paul and agent Erika Ruiz said. @ElAthletic @Stadium. The deal is fully guaranteed with a player option in the fourth year. pic.twitter.com/4kuLlt8zeT
– Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) September 15, 2023
Vanderbilt was acquired by the Lakers in a three-team trade with the Jazz and Timberwolves in February. The deal saw Los Angeles revamp its roster by sending out Russell Westbrook and bringing back D’Angelo Russell, Vanderbilt and Malik Beasley.
Vanderbilt would become an unrestricted free agent in 2024 after completing the three-year, $13.1 million contract he signed with Minnesota in 2021.
Vanderbilt’s extension marks the latest move in a busy Lakers offseason, which included extensions for Anthony Davis, Russell, Austin Reaves and Rui Hachimura, as well as the additions of Gabe Vincent, Taurean Prince, Cam Reddish, Jaxson Hayes and Christian Wood.
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Davis’ deal marked the richest one-year contract extension in NBA history.
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