Restricted free agent forward Jarred Vanderbilt has agreed to stay with the Minnesota Timberwolves under a new three-year, $ 13.8 million contract, his agent Kevin Bradbury of Rep1 Sports told ESPN.
The 22-year-old Vanderbilt played his first injury-free season since his junior year of high school with Minnesota last season.
After playing just 28 games due to injury in more than two seasons with the Denver Nuggets and Minnesota, Vanderbilt played 64 games, including 30 starts for the Timberwolves in the 2020-2021 season. He averaged 5.4 points and 5.8 rebounds in nearly 18 minutes per game.
Vanderbilt was the 41st pick in the 2018 NBA Draft after foot and leg injuries limited him to 14 games in his freshman season at Kentucky as a five-star pick.
Also on Friday, restricted free agent guard Jordan McLaughlin agreed to a new three-year deal with the Timberwolves, sources told ESPN. McLaughlin is a two-way contract success story for the Wolves’ development program.