lakersOn the 18th, the team officially paid a price of US$48 million over four years to retain Jared Vanderbilt, who had made a great impact on both offense and defense after joining last season, and after the season Became the fifth expansion player. The contracted Lakers players also stabilized the team’s Mesozoic core. Vanderbilt clearly stated that only by being here can one understand the importance of receiving a contract extension.
Before the trade deadline last season, the Lakers sent star guard Russell Westbrook through a large-scale three-party transaction in exchange for D’Angelo Russell, Malik Beasley, Vanderbilt and other Mesozoic players. Good players, including Rui Hachimura, who joined earlier, formed the core strength of the Lakers’ Mesozoic era and became a comeback team.nbakey.
Vanderbilt was described by LeBron James as a multi-purpose Swiss knife, and he also played the role of defensive lock in the playoffs. First, he was responsible for protecting the Grizzlies’ Ja Morant in the first round, and then against the Grizzlies’ Ja Morant in the second round.WarriorShea was also given the important task of guarding Stephen Curry, helping the Lakers advance to the Western Conference Championship Game.
Vanderbilt has naturally become a major target for the Lakers to renew his contract. Today it was announced that he has officially signed a four-year contract extension agreement. Regarding being able to complete the contract with the Lakers, Vanderbilt also posted a signed photo and left a message on his personal social media. “Only when you have come here can you understand its meaning,” he said.
Including Vanderbilt, the Lakers have completed the contract extensions of Anthony Davis, Austin Reeves, Rui Hachimura and Russell this summer, and Gabe Vincent and Wood (Christian Wood), Cam Reddish (Cam Reddish), Jackson Hayes (Jackson Hayes) Have also signed. , Prince (Taurean Prince) and other players, now that James has suspended the idea of retirement, the Lakers will be more competitive in the new season. Force.
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