Utah Jazz guard Talen Horton-Tucker is soon going to look for a new contract in the NBA, as he is set to become a free agent. But he's already suffered a big financial loss before he could even ink a new contract, as his home has been reportedly burglarized, with suspects getting away with jewelry that costs an estimated total of $170,000, per TMZ Sports.

“A Los Angeles-area home belonging to NBA guard Talen Horton-Tucker was broken into earlier this week … and law enforcement sources tell TMZ Sports cops believe the suspect made off with $170,000 in jewelry.”

There has been no footage available yet of the said incident as of this writing, but TMZ Sports said that at least a part of it was caught by camera.

We're told the break-in — or at least part of it — was actually captured on camera … showing the thief entering the property by jumping over a back fence — before leaving out of one of the residence's side yards.

Even for a multi-millionaire professional athlete, getting robbed of such belongings with that kind of value must hurt. But at least no one got hurt on the scene, with the soon-to-be free agent Jazz guard not at home when the robbery took place. The home incursion was only reported to the police after a house sitter found out about it. No one has yet to be arrested in relation to the incident,  TMZ Sports added.

Jazz guard Talen Horton-Tucker's NBA free agency outlook

Utah Jazz guard Talen Horton-Tucker (5) reacts against the Houston Rockets during the third quarter at Delta Center.
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Horton-Tucker is one of a number of Jazz players with expiring contracts. Among other Utah assets who are about to become either restricted or unrestricted free agents are Kira Lewis Jr., Kris Dunn, Luka Samanic, and Micah Potter. The former Iowa State Cyclones star arrived in Salt Lake City in the summer of 2022 when the Los Angeles Lakers traded him to the Jazz along with Stanley Johnson for Patrick Beverley. The Jazz also got a trade exception via that deal with the Lakers.

There is no assurance that the Jazz would retain the services of Horton-Tucker, who could get a much more lucrative deal from another team than what Utah probably is willing to pay him. In the 2023-24 NBA season, Horton-Tucker was able to stay in Utah by picking up his player option that was worth $11.02 million. Given his unspectacular 2023-24 campaign with the Jazz, it could be tough for him to find a long deal that carries over $10 million in average annual value. For what it's worth, the Jazz own Horton-Tucker's bird exception.

Horton-Tucker, who was selected by the Orlando Magic in the second round (16th pick overall) of the 2019 NBA Draft, mostly acted as a backup guard for the Jazz over the last two seasons. Across a total of 116 games in Jazz uniform, Horton-Tucker, averaged 10.5 points, 2.9 rebounds, and 3.6 assists.

While he can do a little bit of everything, Horton-Tucker's value is weighed down by his inefficient ways on the offensive side of the floor. He has a career 42.3 field goal percentage and has connected on just 29.3 percent of his attempts from behind the arc since entering the league. He is also carrying just a career 47.2 effective field goal percentage and a 51.3 true shooting percentage.

Still just 23 years old, Horton-Tucker could be someone the Jazz can keep and hope that he'll one day blossom into a more dangerous weapon at a potential bargain price.