Talen Horton-Tucker Lakers
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Talen Horton-Tucker could still be a starter for the Lakers, despite the return of LeBron James to the lineup.

According to Lakers head coach Frank Vogel, Horton-tucker has been ‘terrific’ and could retain his place in the starting lineup, despite James’ return.

“Vogel said that THT has been “terrific” on both sides of the court, and said he’s definitely made a case to start even when LeBron returns. Sometimes scoring/playmaking off the bench is a priority, but he’s been more than good enough to earn a starting spot,” Mike Trudell of Spectrum Sportsnet reports.

Talen Horton-tucker went for a team-high 25 points in the loss to the Milwaukee Bucks at Fiserv Forum (102-109). The Lakers have lost two straight and dropped to 8-8.

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