3 Positives, 3 negatives from Pacers’ Tyrese Haliburton’s FIBA World Cup: Positive – Chemistry
When the majority of your playstyle is making sure you and your teammates get on the ESPN highlight reel, they will be sure to appreciate you for that, and Tyrese Haliburton’s Team USA teammates made sure to let him know how much they appreciated his setups.
Throughout the tournament and exhibition games, Haliburton built up a very strong connection with his USA teammates, most notably with Austin Reaves. Their chemistry and love for playing with each other could be felt the moment they stepped on the court.
The two combined for plenty of showtime-worthy moments on the court, such as a one-handed touchdown pass by Haliburton, which led to an easy Reaves layup.
And who could forget when Reaves threw down a dunk in transition that had Haliburton jumping with excitement, a moment that both will remember fondly.
In addition to Reaves, Haliburton developed plenty of chemistry with the bench unit, especially Paolo Banchero and Cameron Johnson. Those guys were usually on the floor whenever Team USA blew a game wide open and dashed the other team’s hopes of a comeback.
At times, Haliburton and Reaves were even being talked about as the best players on Team USA, and the guys Steve Kerr should turn to if times got rough.
But while Haliburton’s chemistry with his teammates was a constant, some areas of his game were less consistent…