Ever since the Indiana Pacers traded for him at the 2021 NBA trade deadline, Tyrese Haliburton has done nothing but impress. He’s been great at every turn and looks like the face of the franchise.
This past year, Haliburton enjoyed his first All-Star season with the Pacers, and so far this summer, he’s been one of the best players for Team USA at the FIBA World Cup.
With how great he’s been, fans are very excited about his future with the team. However, they aren’t too happy with Haliburton’s rating in NBA 2K24.
Indiana Pacers fans get angry at Tyrese Haliburton’s NBA 2K24 rating reveal
The Pacers’ official Twitter account recently unveiled some of their top players’ ratings at the start of NBA 2K24, which releases on Friday, September 8, and Tyrese Haliburton clocks in at an 88.
Fans immediately took to Twitter to complain about the point guard’s overall, most demanding he should be in the 90s rather than stuck at an 88.
In his first full season with the Pacers last year, Haliburton averaged 20.7 points, 3.7 rebounds, and 10.4 assists per game while shooting 49.0% from the field and 40.0% from behind the three-point line. As noted, he made his first-ever All-Star Game.
Some players rated above and around Haliburton’s 88 include Kyrie Irving and Zion Williamson at 90, James Harden and Trae Young at 89, and Jalen Brunson and Jamal Murray also at 88.
In addition to Haliburton, the Pacers also revealed the ratings of the five next-highest-ranked players on their roster in NBA 2K24 – Myles Turner (83), Bruce Brown (80), Buddy Hield (80), Benedict Mathurin (80), and Obi Toppin (78).
Indiana didn’t make a ton of changes to their roster this summer. They signed Brown in free agency, traded for Toppin, and drafted Jarace Walker with the eighth pick in the 2023 NBA Draft, but other than that, their roster looks very similar to last year.
But while their team may be similar, they are poised to improve next year. The internal development of their young guys, including Haliburton, Mathurin, Toppin, Andrew Nembhard, and others, should outweigh their lack of big-time roster moves.
If Tyrese Haliburton can lead his squad to a better record than most predict and make his second All-Star Game along the way, expect his 2K rating to rapidly improve.