According to Trevor Ariza, the Los Angeles Lakers has caught another player in the preseasone. Talen Horton Tucker will be missing the title candidate for the time being.
As the franchise announced, the Swingman has to operate, since he has several tapesis in the right thumbs. However, there is still a timetable for his return, but Jeff stotts from InstreetClothes reported that these injuries usually have a failure of around seven weeks.
For the Lakers, the failure is double bitter because Horton-Tucker should actually make a big step this season. In the offseason, he was equipped with a new three-year contract over just under $ 31 million, he should represent a youthful counterweight to the veterans in the team. Horton-Tucker will be 21 years old coming month.
In the preseasone, he had up to date 12.7 points at 39.3 percent out of the field, the Lakers also built on the defensive potential of the bevil guards. Now you have to do without him. We have a lot of depth, said Coach Frank Vogel. Now we have the opportunity to give other boys minutes. The next man is in the row.
Lakers: Horton-Tucker waved a key role
After the failure of Ariza, which will pause for about two months, the Lakers on the wing are still available to Carmelo Anthony, Kendrick Nunn, Kent Bazemore and Wayne Ellington. Malik Monk is currently struck, but will not be long. As bird said, there is an upth annual update to the former Hornets Guard.
Despite the depth raised by bird, the failure hurts the Lakers, because THT actually waved a key role. The franchise keeps big pieces on him and probably renounced him to make a competitive offer of Chicago s Alex Caruso.
Last season, THT was prioritized when the Lakers did not want to give it to a potential trade for Kyle Lowry. The No.46-Pick of 2019 is something like the last remaining promise to the future, after nearly all young players and several future draft picks were warm in recent years.
Horton-Tucker is strongly built, athletic and has Ellenlange arms that enable him to defend even larger opponents. He can handle the ball and has shown approaches as a porter, at the basket he closes explosively and more often than almost any other small players in the NBA (53 percent).
Horton-Tucker is the Lakers Wing with Two-Way Potential
The litter is in progress, in the course of the offseason Horton-Tucker worked together with the former top shooter Ben Gordon at his threesome. There is nothing, what is missing to be an elitist player, GM Rob Pelinka recently raved, and also announced that Horton-Tucker should be used less than Guard and more than forwards.
The Lakers have a lot of need on the wing, just defensive. With Caruso, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Dennis Schröder went the three primary point-of-attack defters all, new in the team are players who are primarily focused on the offense (Russell Westbrook, Nunn, Monk, Anthony).
The Lakers have many names in particular on the wing and in some ways also quality, but a few two-way players. Horton-Tucker has at least the plants. In the past, he was just off the ball of the ball defensive error prone, but that is not unusual for so young players.
THT: Defense is the key
The defense is, more than the litter, the key to THT to take a significant role in Head Coach Frank Bird. Horton-Tucker can give the Lakers in theory more than any other player of the big wing batalion (LeBron James of course except).
The youngster was considered a possible X-factor for the master of 2020. Now the Lakers and Horton Tucker must be patient for the time being.
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The career statistics of Talen Horton Tucker
Season | Games | Minutes | Points | FG% | 3fg% | Rebounds | Assist
— | — | — | — | — | — | — |-
19/20 | 6 | 13.5 | 5.7 | 46.7 | 30.8 | 1.2 | 1
20/21 | 65 | 20,1 | 9 | 45.8 | 28,2 | 2.6 | 2.8