Talen Horton-Tucker Stats
- Height / Weight
- 76 / 234 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 11/25/2000 (20)
- Iowa State
Talen Horton-Tucker Last 10 Games
Talen Horton-Tucker News
Los Angeles Lakers guard/forward Talen Horton-Tucker (thumb) is expected to be sidelined at least four weeks following surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right thumb. THT suffered the injury during a preseason game. He has a chance to be one of the first players off the bench for the Lakers this year once he recovers. While he's out, Malik Monk and Kendrick Nunn could see increased playing time behind the team's projected starters Wayne Ellington and Kent Bazemore. Last year, THT played about 20 minutes per game and averaged 9.0 points, 2.6 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game while shooting 45.8% from the field.
Los Angeles Lakers guard Talen Horton-Tucker (thumb) is expected to miss time after suffering an injury that requires surgery. The young guard has a torn ligament in his right thumb. There is no timetable for his return and this news certainly knocks him out from being an option on draft day. The Lakers have plenty of options, so Horton-Tucker wasn't expected to have a huge role in the rotation. Kendrick Nunn could benefit from this, but fantasy managers might have to wait and see how the Lakers shape up their rotation.
Los Angeles Lakers guard Talen Horton-Tucker (thumb) won't play during Sunday's exhibition against the reigning Western Conference Champions, the Phoenix Suns. The 20-year-old is currently dealing with a right thumb sprain, and while it doesn't appear to be anything serious, the team is playing it safe by keeping him out. Horton-Tucker signed a three-year, $32 million contract during the offseason to remain in L.A. He averaged nine points and nearly three assists last season and could see an uptick in production now that Alex Caruso is a member of the Chicago Bulls. The third-year man may also see a few starts here and there throughout the year and could conceivably exceed his value in fantasy drafts. Still, his shooting percentages haven't been the best since entering the league, so category managers could take a hit in that area, assuming he doesn't improve.
Los Angeles Lakers guard Talen Horton-Tucker has agreed to a three-year, $32 million contract to remain with the team. The 20-year-old is one of the most highly touted up-and-coming players in the league, and he will have a chance to gain meaningful minutes off the bench during his third season in the league. Horton-Tucker averaged 9.0 points, 2.8 assists, and 2.6 rebounds throughout 65 games last season but averaged even more as a starter. He has Sixth Man of the Year potential, and he should be targeted after managers draft their starting lineups in deeper formats.