The LA Clippers have signed Terance Mann to a multi-year contract extension.
Per the Los Angeles Times, “on top of exercising their $1.9-million team option for the 2022-23 season on Mann, the Clippers on Tuesday reached an agreement with the wing on a two-year contract extension, according to two people with knowledge of the deal. The extension is worth $22 million overall, one of the people said. It begins in 2023-24, when Mann will receive $10.5 million; the following season, his salary rises to $11.4 million.”
“Terance personifies many of the qualities we value,” said Lawrence Frank, Clippers president of basketball operations. “He is a giving teammate and an unrelenting worker who improves himself and those around him every day. In only two seasons, we’ve watched him grow from a second-round pick to a key contributor on a playoff team. We want him to be a big part of our future, and we’re glad he wants the same. We’re thrilled for Terance and excited for what’s to come.”
Listed at 6-foot-5, 215 lbs, the guard-forward was originally selected by the Clippers with the 48th overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft.
Mann set career highs in points (7.0), rebounds (3.6), assists (1.6) and FG% (50.9) last season.
A native of Brooklyn, N.Y., Mann also appeared in 19 playoff games in 2021, averaging 7.6 points and 2.7 rebounds while shooting 51.9% from the field.
In Game 6 of the Western Conference semifinals, Mann became the first player in franchise history to score at least 20 points in a postseason quarter, finishing with 39 and sparking the Clippers to their first conference finals appearance.
Over two seasons with the team, Mann owns career averages of 5.3 points, 2.8 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 108 appearances.