The Los Angeles Lakers would likely love to re-sign Talen Horton-Tucker in the coming offseason. However, they could face some major competition for the promising youngster.
“Horton-Tucker would be a very intriguing free agency target for the Bulls,” wrote Evan Massey of NBA Analysis Network. “They need more help in the back-court, but many are connecting them to the likes of Dennis Schroder or Kemba Walker.
“A source said that the Bulls love the talent and potential that Horton-Tucker possesses and believe that he can be a long-term fit alongside LaVine and Vucevic.”
Horton-Tucker was the No. 46 overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft and was acquired by the Lakers on draft night. He rarely played during his rookie season. But a strong showing in the 2020 preseason games helped his stock rise.
The Iowa State University product became a regular part of Los Angeles’ rotation this past season, averaging 9.0 points, 2.6 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game.