Talen Horton-Tucker enters COVID-19 protocols

Shams Charania: Lakers guard Talen Horton-Tucker has entered health and safety protocols and could miss multiple games, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium. Lakers cancelled practice today.
Source: Twitter @ShamsCharania

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Brad Turner @BA_Turner
Lakers say Talen Horton-Tucker- is out for game at Dallas because of NBA’s Health and Safety Protocols. – 1:25 PM

Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Talen Horton-Tucker has entered the NBA’s health and safety protocols and is listed as out for tomorrow’s game at Dallas. – 1:24 PM

Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Lakers confirm the report by The Athletic: Talen Horton-Tucker is out, due to the NBA’s COVID-19 protocols. – 1:24 PM

Bill Oram @billoram
Lakers confirm @Shams Charania report and list Talen Horton-Tucker as out due to the health and safety protocols. – 1:23 PM

Shams Charania @ShamsCharania
Lakers guard Talen Horton-Tucker has entered health and safety protocols and could miss multiple games, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium. Lakers cancelled practice today. – 1:19 PM

Kyle Goon @kylegoon
It’s an annual tradition for a Lakers role player to be the center of trade rumors. Talen Horton-Tucker will be that guy this year. But whether his future lies in L.A. or elsewhere, his path forward is realizing his potential as a complementary piece: ocregister.com/2021/12/13/lak…6:27 PM

Jordan Schultz @Schultz_Report
Talen Horton-Tucker has become a trade target of as many as seven teams, league sources say. It will take “a lot” to get him though, I’m told. #Lakers, who really value THT, are hesitant. He just turned 21 and is averaging a career-best 11 PPG, 5 RPG and 3 assists. – 4:52 PM

Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS
An important thing to remember on fake Lakers trade is that different GMs are going to have wildly different valuations of Talen Horton-Tucker. The Lakers would need to deal with teams on the high end of that spectrum to make a big trade, but we have no idea who those teams are. – 11:34 AM

Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Best game for Talen Horton-Tucker in a bit tonight. In addition to his 19 points and 3 made 3’s, he had 6 of LAL’s 12 steals, and 3 assists to 1 TO. – 12:40 AM

Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Talen Horton-Tucker said LeBron’s been a huge resource for him gaining confidence in recent games. He gives advice off the floor, but also on it, he sets screens for THT, plays the decoy for him, finds him on the perimeter with passes and gives him lots of opportunities. – 12:37 AM

Ryan Ward @RyanWardLA
Talen Horton-Tucker says he’s starting to feel “comfortable” as a starter now. – 12:35 AM

More on this storyline

Omari Sanfoka II: Casey on rising COVID cases across the league: “It’s a concern, because you’re talking about something you can’t control. It affects everybody involved in the league, including families.” Said he thinks the league is doing a good job following the science. -via Twitter @omarisankofa / December 14, 2021

Dave McMenamin: The Lakers have canceled practice today ahead of their flight to Dallas because of health and safety protocols, according to the team. -via Twitter @mcten / December 14, 2021

Ava Wallace: Some covid updates for the Wizards: Wes Unseld Jr. said a staffer tested positive as well. Kyle Kuzma remains in the protocols. Rui Hachimura did NOT travel on this trip because, per Unseld, the team wasn’t sure if they’d be able to practice this week w/ protocols. -via Twitter @avarwallace / December 13, 2021