ESPN’s Kendrick Perkins has offered the juiciest NBA theories out there. The legend created a mess again, and his most recent tweet surprised everyone. This time the former champion shared his thoughts on Los Angeles Lakers reserve guard Talen Horton-Tucker.
Perkins believes that the Lakers may try to bring Horton-Tucker’s value down for their own reason. That’s pretty much everything he said. ESPN’s analyst didn’t provide more details of his theory. His followers did the job for him. Let’s just say this was a heated discussion.
Horton-Tucker was brilliant in the Lakers’ preseason. He made headlines with the performance he had with the Purple and Gold this season. Lakers head coach Frank Vogel rewarded his young player and made him a regular in the rotation in his second year. Horton-Tucker played just six games with the team in the 2019-20 NBA season.
Los Angeles is giving Horton-Tucker more opportunities this season. In other words, Perkins’ theory is awkward. But, let’s not ignore the fact that Horton-Tucker saw a drop in his minutes on the floor. Los Angeles has a long winning streak but Horton-Tucker doesn’t play much.
Talen Horton-Tucker is a star
In the game against the New Orleans Pelicans, Horton-Tucker played just three minutes and didn’t score a point. In the previous game, the 46th overall pick played 13 minutes. We all know that he played 17 minutes in the game before that.
The Lakers forward will enter free agency at the end of the regular season. According to Perkins, the Lakers will make Horton-Tucker less attractive for other NBA teams. Is Los Angeles really limiting the forward’s exposure? If you are interested in stats, Horton-Tucker is averaging 7.4 points, 2.45 rebounds, and 2.2 assists in 12 games played with the Lakers this season. Does this make sense to you? Perkins’ theories are pretty wild. But, some analysts have started asking questions about this one. This theory has attracted the attention of almost everyone.
When it comes to Horton-Tucker, the Lakers really like him. LeBron James, Anthony Davis, and the rest of the guys have nothing but words of praise for him. Vogel likes him, too.