The Indiana Pacers are in good hands, with Tyrese Haliburton at the helm. The 23-year-old point guard is a phenomenal leader on and off the court and looks like the new face of the franchise.
Now, he’ll be looking to help the Pacers get back into the playoffs after a two-year drought, and fans are ecstatic to watch him play. And GMs around the NBA are pretty fond of the Pacers point guard, too.
Indiana Pacers star Tyrese Haliburton gets vote for best passer in NBA in GM survey, a vote ultimately won by Nikola Jokic
The NBA recently conducted its annual GM survey, written up by John Schuhmann of NBA.com, and Haliburton got a vote for the best passer in the NBA.
Ultimately, the honor was handed to Denver Nuggets big man Nikola Jokic, who received 67% of the votes. Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic was second with 17%, while Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James clocked in at third with 7%.
Haliburton was the first player listed among “others receiving votes,” though there was no percentage listed next to his name. Other players named alongside him who received votes included James Harden and Chris Paul.
This wasn’t the only question Haliburton got a vote in, though.
When asked the question of which player is most likely to have a breakout season in 2023-24, Haliburton was once again listed under “others receiving votes.” Anthony Edwards (23%) and Cade Cunningham (20%) led the vote.
In addition, he was also listed under the same “others” category for the question of which current player will make the best head coach one day. Paul (20%), Mike Conley (13%), Garrett Temple (13%), and fellow Pacer TJ McConnell (10%) topped the voting.
It’s clear that GMs around the league respect Haliburton, and he seems to have a good rapport with the players as well. He’s well-liked, and on the court, he’s an absolute problem for opposing teams.
With one of the best passers in the NBA leading the charge, the Pacers are poised to have a big season this year. Haliburton is more than ready to lead them.