The Lakers’ No. 1 pick only comes close to being no. 1.That’s his salary!
The Los Angeles Lakers rallied in the final quarter to edge the lowly Portland Trail Blazers 99-94 in an NBA regular-season game.Despite the win, lakers reserve Talen Horton Tucker was a little off the mark.He finished with five points, one rebound, five assists and one steal in 18 minutes and 14 seconds.So far this season, Tucker has averaged 9.7 points, 3.2 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 0.9 steals in 25.8 minutes in 36 games for the Lakers, shooting 40.7 percent and 25.2 percent from 3-point range.Lakers fans have been extremely unhappy with Westbrook, and tucker’s performance was far worse than westbrook’s.This offseason, after tucker showed some potential last season, lakers executives decided he was valuable enough to sign him to a three-year, $30.78 million contract.Tucker will make $9.5 million this season, the third highest salary of any player in the class of 2019. Zion Williamson, the No. 1 pick, will make $10.73 million, Morante, the no. 2 pick, will make $9.6 million, and Barrett will make $8.62 million.It’s clear, however, that tucker is a second-round pick in a class of his own in terms of class and ability.Tucker, the only lakers pick in the NBA draft in recent seasons, has excellent static talent, even the league’s best static talent, but the problem is that his dynamic talent is not great, and his basketball IQ is quite mediocre.But the lakers’ front office thought he had so much potential that it was willing to give up caruso’s salary to re-sign Tucker.However, tucker not only did not show any improvement after getting the big contract, but also showed a considerable regression.The lakers’ front office and coaching staff seem intent on developing his ball-handling abilities, but with his current business, he clearly can’t handle that role.From the current situation, the Lakers “No. 1 pick” Tucker only one data unlimited close to no. 1!That’s his salary!# Los Angeles Lakers