Clippers sign swingman Terance Mann to extension

Published October 13, 2021, 7:00 AMNBA.com News Services

The third-year swingman was a valuable contributor off the bench for the Clippers in the playoffs.

Terance Mann, who played a starring role in the LA Clippers reaching their first Western Conference finals in 2020-21, has signed an extension with the team.

Per The Undefeated’s Marc Spears, Mann will soon sign a two-year, $22 million deal that will keep him with the Clippers through the 2024-25 season. The team officially announced the move on Tuesday afternoon, but did not release terms of the deal.

A former Florida State star guard and second-round pick of the Clippers in 2018, Mann took a big step forward in his development last season. After appearing in 41 games and averaging 2.4 points, 1.3 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game in 8.8 minutes per game in 2019-20, Mann became a reliable reserve.

“Terance personifies many of the qualities we value,” Clippers president of basketball operations Lawrence Frank said. “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.”

In 2020-21, he averaged 7.0 ppg, 3.6 rpg and 1.6 apg in 18.9 mpg, appearing in 67 games with 10 starts. He was even more impactful in the playoffs, posting 7.6 ppg and 2.7 rpg and 19.9 mpg and keyed the Clippers’ upset of the No. 1-seeded Utah Jazz in the Western Conference semifinals.

Overall he posted 10.7 ppg and 2.2 rpg but had a massive showing in the Game 6 clincher, delivering 39 points on 15-for-21 shooting (and 7-for-10 shooting on 3-pointers) in a 131-119 victory.

“It is with tremendous honor and pride that I sign this extension with the Clippers,” Mann told The Undefeated in a statement. “The faith and commitment in my development and contribution thus far will provide me the motivation I need as I continue to be a pivotal part of our championship run. I want to thank the front office for this opportunity to remain a part of the Clipper Nation. I would also like to thank my coaches and teammates for believing me and allowing me to grow both on and off the court.”