Talen Horton-Tucker
Aug 13, 2020; Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA; Talen Horton-Tucker #5 of the Los Angeles Lakers goes up for a slam dunk against Jabari Parker #33 of the Sacramento Kings during the third quarter at The Field House at ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on August 13, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Mandatory Credit: Kevin C. Cox/Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports

Talen Horton-Tucker is becoming an important rotation player for the Los Angeles Lakers. The 20-year-old sophomore is getting more opportunities to play and is able to produce on the court. He is averaging 7.2 points, 2.4 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game and has appeared in 34 regular season games whereas last year he played just 6 games.

“Talen plays like a young player,” Frank Vogel, the head coach of the Laker said about Horton-Tucker. “He’s fearless. I love that part about him. He’s trying to dunk on a lead shot blocker last night, making some good plays but he certainly makes his share of mistakes as well.

“That’s part of having a young player but his attitude, his willingness to get better, his confidence in himself is everything you want in a young player. We’re very please with what he’s brought to the table.”

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