Pacers Star Has Been On A Tear Recently

The Indiana Pacers are currently sitting as the fourth seed in a competitive Eastern Conference. They've won seven of their last ten games and are climbing up the standings. A huge part of that has been a player that is a star in the making. Tyrese Haliburton has been on a tear recently for the Pacers.

Haliburton was drafted 12th overall by the Sacramento Kings in the 2020 NBA draft. Playing alongside De'Aaron Fox would be the vision to help develop a struggling team. Surprisingly, after two seasons and seeing his numbers improve, the Kings traded Haliburton to the Pacers. 

The trade confused Haliburton because he thought he would be part of the Kings for a long time to come. However, that didn't phase the young player. Instead, he has been making a name for himself in Indiana as a core player. In the latter half of last season, he put up 17.5 points and averaged nearly 10 assists a game. The start of this season has been no different.

In fact, the last three games have been more than impressive. He has racked up 40 assists total with zero turnovers and added in 60 points. It is no doubt that he is an up-and-coming point guard to look out for and possibly a candidate for the most improved player of the year award.

For the season, the 22-year-old is averaging nearly 20 points per game, 11 assists, and 1.8 steals. Haliburton is even drawing comparisons to a former MVP in the league, Steve Nash. The Pacers are only 20 games into the season and have one of the top point guards league. Hopefully, that can help the team and lead them into the playoffs. 

Indiana won a thriller against the Lakers last night. They play again tomorrow night against Haliburton's former team, the Kings. It will be hard to imagine that it'll be just another game for either team. Haliburton will look to continue his amazing play and avoid any turnovers in what could be a memorable game for him if they win. 

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