3 Positives, 3 negatives from Pacers’ Tyrese Haliburton’s FIBA World Cup: Final thoughts and takeaways
All in all, Tyrese Haliburton showed plenty of talent during his FIBA performances. Whether it be the good, like making a three-point bomb or throwing a fancy alley-oop, or the bad, like slipping on defense or getting subbed out during a run, he showed the world stage what he was made of, for better and for worse.
Perhaps Team USA would have gotten a medal, maybe even gone all the way in the World Cup tournament, if Haliburton got the ball in his hands more, or even started a few games. Or perhaps Haliburton was better off coming off the bench and leading the second unit, backing up Jalen Brunson.
One thing’s for sure, We got to see the whole Tyrese Haliburton experience in Team USA, and, at least in my opinion, he would be a fine addition to the Paris Olympic team in 2024, with superstars like LeBron James and Steph Curry likely sitting out due to risk of injury, old age, or lack of desire.
Haliburton certainly seems to think so, with his response being very optimistic following the loss to Canada, and Steve Kerr harping plenty of praise for the Indiana star through the tournament. This is certain to help his status around the league when the 2024 selection process starts up.
Haliburton put on a show in the 2023 FIBA World Cup, and fans should be excited to see him on the world stage again in the future.