The NBA trade market has a ton of names floating around. With the Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Lakers apparently wanting to make a splash, one LA player who has been mentioned a lot is Talen Horton-Tucker.
This isn’t anything new, and THT’s name has circulated in trade talks ever since he came into the NBA.
Horton-Tucker’s performance at the Drew League definitely didn’t do him any favors, and it came just after LeBron James dropped a 42-point, 16-rebound double-double the day before. Unfortunately, Talen Horton-Tucker didn’t do anything like that.
Hometown Favorites beat Saints 81-67
Talen Horton-Tucker: 14 points (5/13 FGs), 6 rebounds, 2 steals, 1 block in his first W @DrewLeague
Jerry Evans led Hometown Favorites with 25 points
— Law Murray 🛢 (@LawMurrayTheNU) July 18, 2022
THT’s team won, so that’s something to be proud of. On the other hand, NBA fans roasted THT for this disappointing outing at the Drew League.
THT stinks man 😂😂😂 https://t.co/GQq1mrx33o
— 🐻UCLA🐻 (@larryberry33) July 18, 2022
How is this guy in the league https://t.co/DQOsikxYnm
— #ArtetaOut (@ajjurae_) July 18, 2022
This mf putting up his NBA numbers in drew league but less efficient 💀 https://t.co/2sZXPHNprI
— Carlos 🟠 (@CarlosBerkley) July 18, 2022
This is just straight up embarrassing 🤣 https://t.co/rGVXlkhh7C
— TAYLOR ✨ (@_YoursTruly202) July 18, 2022
Laker fans swore up and down they had a gem on they hands https://t.co/8JS1jwF5Xd
— SomeFacts (@SomeFacts7) July 18, 2022
With all the trade rumors swirling around, some even mentioned that THT’s value went way down.
Rob Pelinka seeing THT tanking his trade value even more for no damn reason https://t.co/fbjFB2bs4B pic.twitter.com/MpgD7DuJTM
— The Tall Traveler (@TallTraveler1) July 18, 2022
Bro lowered his trade value https://t.co/gyJueFxmMe
— jay⁶ (@LogoLeBron) July 18, 2022
He was tryna stay a Laker https://t.co/TU0ldGOzlH
— Alex 👋 (@dbs408) July 18, 2022
At one time, THT was set to become a young, budding star for the Lakers, and they refused to trade him away time and time again. But, he has taken a backseat since then. In 2021-2022, he averaged just 10 points per game with 3.2 rebounds and 2.7 assists across 60 games.
Talen Horton-Tucker might not be a Laker for much longer, but he probably needs to mute his mentions after this frustrating performance at the Drew League.