Lakers secure future with four-year, $48 million extension for Jarred Vanderbilt.

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Los Angeles Lakers have reached a four-year, $48 million contract extension agreement with forward Jarred Vanderbilt, as reported by Shams Charania of The Athletic.

Jarred Vanderbilt

Jarred  Vanderbilt
Position: SF
Age: 24
Height: 206 cm
Weight: 97 kg
Birth place: United States of America

This contract is fully guaranteed and includes a player option for the fourth year, as indicated in the same report.

Vanderbilt was acquired by the Lakers from the Utah Jazz back in February, and he quickly emerged as a vital part of their rotation during their late-season journey to the Western Conference finals.

The 24-year-old averaged 7.2 points and 6.7 rebounds per game during the regular season, often tasked with the challenging role of guarding the opposing team's top scorer.

He also made 24 regular-season starts and was in the starting lineup for 13 of the Lakers' 15 playoff games.

Jarred Vanderbilt initially launched his NBA career with the Denver Nuggets after being drafted by the Orlando Magic in the second round of the 2018 draft. He later spent time with the Minnesota Timberwolves, playing in 140 games over parts of three seasons before joining the Jazz last summer.

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