3 things Pacers’ Haliburton should be working on this offseason

Tyrese Haliburton, Indiana Pacers (Photo by Brian Fluharty/Getty Images)
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Haliburton needs to become more aggressive on the court to make the next step

One thing you could potentially say about Tyrese is that he doesn’t show enough aggression on the court. His courtmate Bennedict has done a good job showing Pacers fans what aggression from the guard position looks like and getting to the rim/getting free throws at a high rate. Haliburton could really benefit from taking some of that skill and developing it into his own game.

This season Tyrese averaged just over three free throws per game. And while that isn’t necessarily bad, let’s take a look at some of the other elite point guards in the NBA and how many free throws they are getting.

  • Steph Curry: 4.6
  • Luka Doncic: 7.8
  • James Harden: 5.4

And I’m not saying we want Haliburton to adopt the playstyle of these point guards (in the case of James Harden, that’s difficult basketball to watch). But he could take notice of a need to pick up his aggression and look for opportunities to more often get to the free throw line.