Talen Horton-Tucker may not finish this season with the Los Angeles Lakers. The team is reportedly looking to include the 21-year-old shooting guard in potential trades as they try to improve their team ahead for the second half of the season and potentially the playoffs.
The former Iowa State Cyclone has been increasing his role on the Lakers roster over the three years he has spent in Los Angeles. His trade value increased accordingly as other teams started to notice him more.
“Meanwhile, the Lakers are trying to find help, though their options appear limited. According to people with knowledge of the situation, the team is shopping 21-year-old Talen Horton-Tucker in trade discussions. Rival general managers believe the Lakers value Horton-Tucker, but they lack the mid-range contracts needed to put together a deal to upgrade their roster and understand no significant trade is getting made without him.”
For the third straight year Horton-Tucker has been getting more playing time and his numbers have been increasing. This season he is averaging 10.6 points, 3.7 rebounds and 2.5 assists in 27.4 minutes per game