Talen Horton-Tucker made his case for regular season minutes in the preseason.
Through four preseason appearances with the Los Angeles Lakers, Horton-Tucker averaged 20.5 points per game on 54.7% shooting from the field and 53.8% shooting from behind the arc, while averaging 6.5 rebounds, 3 assists and 2.3 steals per game. He also posted a team-high plus-minus of +14 in the preseason.
He’s good, and if he can carry even a fraction of that production into the regular season, Vogel will have to find minutes for him somewhere. The question is: where? Our hosts Jacob and Christian try and figure that out on today’s episode “Can U Dig It?”
But first, they recap the Lakers’ preseason, which ended with a 114-113 win over the Phoenix Suns on Friday. The Lakers won all four of their preseason games, and did so while shooting a scorching hot 50% from 3-point range. The only concerning part about that is that the majority of their 3-point shooting came from two players — Horton-Tucker and Kyle Kuzma — who are notorious for being streaky.
So what can we take from the preseason, and what should we wait to buy all the way into? Find out what the guys think on today’s episode.
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