Lakers prolong qualifying supply to Horton-Tucker

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The Los Angeles Lakers made their first transfer in what guarantees to be a busy offseason by extending a qualifying supply to second-year guard Talen Horton-Tucker, the workforce introduced Thursday.

The qualifying supply for Horton-Tucker is $1.9 million, in response to ESPN entrance workplace insider Bobby Marks, and can make the 20 yr previous a restricted free agent, permitting the Lakers to match any outdoors supply to retain their former second-round choose.

L.A. has “early Chook rights” and may re-sign Horton-Tucker for a contract that initiatives to begin at $10.4 million, in response to Marks. The contract should final a minimal of two seasons.

Horton-Tucker averaged 9.0 factors on 45.8% taking pictures with 2.6 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.0 steals in additional than 20 minutes per recreation final season.

The Iowa State product made strides in his second yr within the league, memorably filling up the field rating with 14 factors, 11 assists and three steals in a street win over the Brooklyn Nets in April and performed 13 video games when he scored 15 factors or extra, throughout which the Lakers had an 8-5 report.