1. Tyrese Haliburton
When the Indiana Pacers traded Domantas Sabonis for Tyrese Haliburton, it was somewhat of a polarizing move. The Pacers were clearly betting on the long-term potential of Haliburton over that of Sabonis. At least for now, their decision looks good. In his first full season with the Pacers, Haliburton is coming off the best season of his career thus far. Haliburton averaged 21 points, 10 assists, and four rebounds per game on 49 percent shooting from the field and 40 percent shooting from 3-point range this season.
His season was cut short due to injury, playing in only 56 games, but Haliburton’s future is bright. And if he continues to develop at the pace he has through his young career, he could end up being a very good player for a very long time.
His talent, age (still only 23 years old), and high ceiling make him the best trade asset that the Pacers have heading into the offseason. Of course, there’s almost no way in which the Pacers would trade him.
He’s probably the only unanimous untouchable on the roster and this team’s future is strongly tied to how he continues to develop over the next few seasons.