The Pacers largely have been able to avoid the injury bug this season, with Tyrese suffering an injury earlier in the year and being out for a few weeks. While the team has certainly had it’s fair share of struggles, injuries have not tended to be on the long list. On Wednesday it was reported that Tyrese Haliburton was limited in practice due to some “calf tightness” as first reported by Dustin Dopirak of the Indianapolis Star.
Tonight against the Spurs he is being listed as questionable at the moment, however, that may change prior to the tip. While the injury was initially reported as a strain, the language was later changed to tightness. It appears at the moment that this is nothing serious, but one hopes that it is not the continuation of earlier or nagging injuries that Tyrese has going on in the background. The Pacers have a lot of their future invested into Tyrese and we would all hate to see him struggle though playing. If he is struggling with an injury, it would be best for the Pacers to shut him down for the season.
Our thoughts? The Pacers are being extremely cautious with their budding superstar.
Ultimately, this may be a case of the Pacers being extremely cautious with their budding superstar. Not doing so may have caused rifts between them and Paul George as well as Victor Oladipo in the past. The franchise likely wants to make sure that history doesn’t repeat itself with the young Haliburton.
However, this means that the Pacers may look like a disorganized mess on the court without him. In the 10 games that Haliburton missed earlier in the season, the team looked like a shell of an actual basketball team.
And while the Pacers play the Spurs tonight, who look like a G League team themselves, without Tyrese, the Pacers seemed to be comparable last time he was out. Get ready for some ugly basketball between two disorganized teams if Haliburton doesn’t find his way onto the court tonight.