Los Angeles Lakers head coach Frank Vogel shared his thoughts on Talen Horton-Tucker’s improvement this season. THT received an increased role in the Lakers’ rotation.
Tucker showed flashes in G League last season, however this year he has taken his game to the next level, especially after the injuries of Anthony Davis and LeBron James.
(via Silver Screen and Roll):
“We as an organization have a growth mindset with all of our players, young players and veteran players, and he watches his film every day,” Vogel said during his pregame media availability on Saturday. “We try to build the habits that will help him grow and succeed and be efficient, and I think we have seen that over the last few weeks, some growth.
“He’s had some double-digit assist games,” Vogel continued. “I think he’s forcing less in the paint, and is smarter with his shot selection on the perimeter. We’re on him to be as efficient as possible, and I think he’s growing in that regard.”
The sophomore guard/forward is averaging 11.4 points. 5.0 assists and 3.6 rebounds in the last five games helping the Lakers to a 3-2 record.