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Los Angeles Lakers give Talen Horton-Tucker qualifying offer

May 23, 2021; Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Los Angeles Lakers guard Talen Horton-Tucker (5) against Phoenix Suns guard Cameron Payne (15) during game one in the first round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs. at Phoenix Suns Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Lakers gave a qualifying offer Thursday to guard Talen Horton-Tucker, making the guard a restricted free agent.

The offer is for a reported $1.9 million. It allows the Lakers to match any outside offer to retain the 20-year-old.

Horton-Tucker averaged nine points, 2.8 assists and 2.6 rebounds in 65 games (four starts) in 2020-21, his second season with the Lakers.

The Orlando Magic took Horton-Tucker in the second round of the 2019 draft out of Iowa State, then immediately dealt him to the Lakers.

–Field Level Media

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