LOS ANGELES (AP) — A few hours after the Los Angeles Lakers made a draft pick for another team, they made a solid addition to their own roster.
Although the Lakers gave up the fourth overall pick in the yet-to-be-announced trade for Anthony Davis earlier this month, they acquired the 46th overall pick from Orlando on Thursday night and used it on Iowa State’s Talen Horton-Tucker.
“It’s a dream come true,” said Horton-Tucker, who didn’t work out for the Lakers or meet with them at the combine. “Everybody grows up and wants to play for a team like that.”
Horton-Tucker is a Chicago native who played only one season with the Cyclones before entering the draft. He will still be 18 years old when the Lakers report to training camp.
He is also a client of Klutch Sports, the agency that represents Davis and LeBron James. Horton-Tucker trained for the draft in Los Angeles, and he called it his “dream destination.”
“It’s actually great to come in with two guys like that