Credit: USA Today Sports – Scanpix
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The Los Angeles Lakers guard Talen Horton-Tucker has a torn ligament in his right thumb and will undergo surgery, per Shams Charania of The Athletic.

Talen Horton-Tucker

Talen  Horton-Tucker
Position: SF
Age: 20
Height: 193 cm
Weight: 106 kg
Birth place: United States of America

No recovery timetable has been announced. The Lakers open the 2021-22 regular season at home against Golden State on October 19.

Horton-Tucker did not play in Sunday's preseason loss to the Phoenix Suns. He had 17 points, three rebounds, and two assists in 20 minutes off the bench in Friday's loss at Golden State.

Last season Horton-Tucker averaged 9 points, 2.8 assists, and 2.6 rebounds in 65 games (four starts) games. It was his second season with the Lakers.

The Orlando Magic took Horton-Tucker in the second round of the 2019 NBA Draft (46th overall pick) out of Iowa State, then immediately dealt him to the Lakers.

With the L.A. club, the 20-year-old became the NBA champion in 2020.

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