The Los Angeles Lakers will enter the upcoming 2020-21 NBA season full of hope to win a championship. Let’s just say that the team has a lot of talent. That’s enough talent to win a title. Many experts agree that this Lakers team has one of the deepest rosters in the NBA. Lakers players won their title three months ago, and now they are off to another big win. Lakers head coach Frank Vogel has great hopes for one particular Laker.
General manager Rob Pelinka signed a group of talented players. LeBron James and Anthony Davis will play with even more talented players. This increases the team’s chances to win a championship.
Vogel has the ability to maximize the production from his superstars. Now he is working on the perfect lineup combos.
Frank Vogel is impressed with one Laker
How about second-year guard Talen Horton-Tucker? He was selected No. 46 overall in the 2019 NBA Draft. The talented player may get extended looks due to the short offseason. Vogel sees him as someone who has done an excellent job in training camp.
“I would say he continues to impress,” Vogel said. “The young man has a great attitude, a great spirit, comes to work every day with humility. He just goes out there and kicks peoples’ butts, quite frankly. He’s a heckuva talent.
“He’s had a great two days here, I’m coaching him harder than a lot of the veterans because I think he’s got a chance to be really good for us immediately. I couldn’t be happier with the start that he’s off to.”
Horton-Tucker appeared throughout the 2019-20 season and saw some time in the second round of the series against the Houston Rockets. He played in Games 4 and 5 and impressed Vogel with his slashing and scoring ability. Horton-Tucker can help with the defense, too.
Lakers players had great words for Horton-Tucker. AD praised him for his courage in big moments. It looks like the Lakers have a rising star on the roster, and Vogel is ready to boost his presence on the basketball court. LA has had success with their late first- and second-round picks. Kyle Kuzma, Larry Nance Jr., Ivica Zubac, and Jordan Clarkson belong to this group.