Stock skyrocketing: Tyrese Haliburton
Haliburton is taking another leap. He became an All-Star in his first full year with the Pacers and averaged 20 points per game for the first time. The 23-year-old was in the running for All-NBA before he missed 24 of the final 40 regular season games. Haliburton played for Team USA in the summer and was working on his game.
In his first ten games to start his fourth NBA season, the 6’5 guard averaged 24.7 points, 12.5 assists, 4.2 rebounds, 1.1 steals, and 0.7 blocks in 33.7 minutes per game. He is shooting 52.8 percent from the field, 43.6 percent on his threes, and 93.2 percent from the foul line. Haliburton leads the league in assists and offensive win shares as he runs the most efficient offense in the NBA.
Rick Carlisle is known for maximizing his star, and the championship coach is doing it with Tyrese Haliburton. He is on pace to make his second All-Star team and first All-NBA appearance as the 6’5 guard takes that superstar leap. Can Haliburton lead the Pacers to the playoffs and make them a title contender? That is the next step for the 23-year-old.
The Indiana Pacers have been an early-season surprise. Can they keep it up? Their offense is special and led by a blossoming young talent. Do not count out some continued growth. The arrow is certainly pointing up for Haliburton and the Pacers.