Team sends guard Patrick Beverley to Los Angeles Lakers
The Utah Jazz have acquired guard Talen Horton-Tucker and forward Stanley Johnson from the Los Angeles Lakers in exchange for guard Patrick Beverley, pending the outcome of successful physicals.
Horton-Tucker (6-4, 233, Iowa State) is entering his fourth NBA season and in 2021-22 with the Lakers, averaged 10.0 points, 3.2 rebounds, 2.7 assists, and 1.0 steals in 60 games (19 starts). Originally drafted in the second round (46th overall pick) in the 2019 NBA Draft, the Chicago native has spent his entire professional career with the Lakers, appearing in 131 games (34 starts), owning career averages of 9.3 points, 2.8 boards, 2.6 assists, and 1.0 steals in 22.1 minutes per contest.
Johnson (6-6, 242, Arizona) has seven years of NBA experience with the Pistons, Pelicans, Raptors, and Lakers, appearing in 419 career contests (104 starts), averaging 6.3 points, 3.1 rebounds, and 1.5 assists in 20.1 minutes per game. Originally drafted with the eighth overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft by the Pistons, the Fullerton, Calif., native saw action in 48 games (27 starts) in 2021-22, averaging 6.7 points on 46.6 percent from the field, 3.2 boards, and 1.7 assists.
Beverley (6-1, 180, Arkansas) is entering his 11th NBA season, owning career averages of 8.8 points, 4.3 rebounds, 3.5 assists, and 1.1 steals in 27.4 minutes per contest. He was acquired by Utah in a trade with the Minnesota Timberwolves on July 6, 2022.
Horton-Tucker will wear no. 0, and Johnson will wear no. 2 for the Jazz.