Jarred Vanderbilt Signs 4-Year Extension With Lakers

Jarred Vanderbilt at Michael Rubin's Fanatics NBPA Summer League in July 2023
Jarred Vanderbilt at Michael Rubin's Fanatics NBPA Summer League in July 2023. Photo by AFF-USA/Shutterstock (14003463cu)

Jarred Vanderbilt has agreed to a four-year contract extension with the Los Angeles Lakers, sources revealed on Friday. The deal, worth $48 million, sees the Lakers secure the services of the forward just weeks before the start of training camp. Vanderbilt is the fifth member of last season’s Lakers team to sign a multi-year extension, joining the likes of Anthony Davis, Austin Reaves, D’Angelo Russell, and Rui Hachimura.

Since joining the Lakers, Vanderbilt has averaged 7.2 points, 6.7 rebounds, and 1.2 steals in 26 games, of which he started 24. A defensive-minded forward, Vanderbilt has often been relied on by coach Darvin Ham to guard the opponents’ most dangerous offensive threats.

Vanderbilt was acquired by the Lakers from the Utah Jazz near the trade deadline last season. His arrival was one in a flurry of moves orchestrated by Lakers vice president of basketball operations and general manager Rob Pelinka in an effort to grab a spot in the play-in tournament last season.

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