Talen Horton-Tucker will enter unrestricted free agency at the end of the 2023-24 NBA season. But before that, Horton-Tucker will play the final year of his contract with the Utah Jazz, as ESPN’s Brian Windhorst announced via Rich Paul that Horton-Tucker would opt for the final year of his contract, which will net him a hair over 11 million this year.
Talen Horton-Tucker opts for his $11 million contract with the Utah Jazz for next season, agent Rich Paul says
— Brian Windhorst (@WindhorstESPN) June 28, 2023
Horton-Tucker originally agreed to that deal — a 3-year deal worth just under $31 million — back when he was a member of the Los Angeles Lakers. He played the first two years of the contract in Los Angeles, but before the start of last season, the former Iowa State Cyclone was sent to Utah as part of the deal that sent Patrick Beverley to the Lakers.
Horton-Tucker appeared in 65 games as a member of the Jazz, including 20 as a member of the starting lineup. He posted some of the best numbers of his young career, averaging 10.7 points, 3.8 assists and 3.2 rebounds in 20.2 minutes per game, and set his career high by scoring while losing 41 points in a win over the San Antonio Spurs. in March. While this will be his fifth year in the NBA, Horton-Tucker won’t be 23 until November.