Former second-round pick Talen Horton-Tucker has established himself as a solid rotation player for the Lakers over the three years that he has spent with the team.
However, there are indications that the 21-year-old shooting guard is not featured in Darvin Ham’s plans for the coming season. The new Lakers head coach has rarely mentioned THT when talking about his team which is viewed a sign of him falling out of the rotation.
Via Darryn Albert of Larry Brown Sports:
Jovan Buha of The Athletic said this week on the “Lakers Nation Podcast” that swingman Talen-Horton Tucker could potentially be outside the Los Angeles Lakers’ rotation in the 2022-23 campaign. Buha notes that Ham, the team’s new head coach, has “rarely” mentioned Horton-Tucker or any role Horton-Tucker might have next year, as transcribed by Lakers Twitter figure @RichStapless. Buha also says that Lakers figures he has personally spoken to have seldom brought up Horton-Tucker as well.
This past season Horton-Tucker averaged 10 points, 3.2 rebounds and 2.7 assists in 25.2 minutes per game for the Lakers.