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The Los Angeles Lakers are securing their future by extending Jarred Vanderbilt's contract. 

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Vanderbilt has agreed to a four-year, $48 million extension with the Lakers, with a player option in the fourth year. 

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He joined the Lakers in a trade involving Russell Westbrook, adding depth to their frontcourt. 

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Vanderbilt played a significant role, with 24 starts in 26 appearances after the trade. 

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He also started 14 of the Lakers' playoff games but saw reduced playing time as the postseason progressed. 

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The Lakers secured Vanderbilt on a bargain deal compared to his potential $75 million extension. 

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The team has been extending players on favorable terms this offseason. 

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Key players like Austin Reaves and Rui Hachimura have signed team-friendly deals. 

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Anthony Davis, while not taking a discount, remains a vital part of the Lakers' future. 

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The Lakers now have a core group of players locked in for the next few seasons, building towards a strong future.