For Lakers fans, the offseason proved to be quite exciting with major recruiting and signings. One of the latest has just been commented on on social networks by LeBron James… as well as by Matt Pokora!
If the offseason allows players to benefit from a well-deserved rest, the various front offices in the league cannot say the same. That of the Lakers, for example, has not been idle in recent weeks, completing several promising arrivals via free agency as well as pleasing extensions. This was again the case recently with Jarred Vanderbilt, now linked to the franchise for 4 additional years:
LeBron and Mr. Pokora delighted by Jarred Vanderbilt’s extension
Sent to Los Angeles during last season as part of the Russell Westbrook trade, Vanderbilt did not take long to find his place there. His defensive versatility allowed him to gain a lot of playing time and become an almost immovable starter in the mind of Darvin Ham. The fact of retaining such an asset at a reasonable price ($12M per year) therefore logically pleased LeBron James :
The King is obviously not the only big name to welcome this umpteenth major move by Rob Pelinka. In comments, a certain Matt Pokora came to salute the Angelino executive for his hard work this summer:
Rob’s masterclass continues ??????
It remains to be seen whether said masterclass will translate into results on the ground, which the French artist must obviously hope wholeheartedly as a huge Purple & Gold fan!
After Rui Hachimura, D’Angelo Russell, Austin Reaves and Anthony Davis, Jarred Vanderbilt has also just signed a new contract with the Lakers. Enough to make LeBron James and Matt Pokora happy, definitely excited before the season!