Bulls Eyeing Talen Horton-Tucker in 2021 NBA Free Agency

According to Evan Massey of NBA Analysis Network, the Chicago Bulls have their eyes set on adding Los Angeles Lakers restricted free agent Talen Horton-Tucker to their youthful core.

While the organization has been in rebuilding mode, the midseason transaction to acquire All-Star center Nikola Vucevic from the Orlando Magic underscores their will to contend for an Eastern Conference Playoffs spot.

Chicago is reportedly thoroughly intrigued by the talent and potential long-term fit of shooting guard Horton-Tucker alongside Vucevic and star guard Zach LaVine. On top of that, the Chi-Town ties are strong for Tucker who graduated from inner-city powerhouse Simeon Career Academy High School.

THT, a one-and-done at Iowa State, rarely played in his rookie season but his second year’s preseason run influenced his introduction as a regular rotation player.

During the 2020-21 season, Horton-Tucker averaged 9.0 points, 2.8 rebounds and 2.6 assists in just 20.1 minutes per game, shooting .458 percent from the field, .282 percent from 3-point range, .775 percent from free-throw range.