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Lakers extend offer to Talen Horton-Tucker

Lakers extend offer to Talen Horton-Tucker

The Los Angeles Lakers made their first move in what promises to be a busy offseason by extending a qualifying offer to second-year guard Talen Horton-Tucker, the team announced Thursday.

The qualifying offer for Horton-Tucker is $ 1.9 million, according to Bobby Marks, a member of ESPN’s headquarters, and it will make the 20-year-old a restricted free agent, allowing the Lakers to match any outside offer for retain his former second-round pick.

LA has “early booking” rights and can re-sign Horton-Tucker for a contract that he projects to start at $ 10.4 million, according to Marks. The contract must have a minimum duration of two seasons.

Horton-Tucker averaged 9.0 points on 45.8% shooting with 2.6 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.0 steals in 20.1 minutes per game last season.

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The Iowa State alumnus took leaps and bounds in his sophomore year in the league, memorably filling the scoring chart with 14 points, 11 assists and three steals in a road win over the Brooklyn Nets and played 13 games in which he scored 15 points or more. (ESPNDEPORTES)

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