Tyrese Haliburton is playing at an All-NBA level with the Indiana Pacers to start this season. With a 9-8 record, the team looks poised to make the playoffs this season. Although Haliburton is playing incredibly this year, he is determined to be much better than his accolades.
“I just want to get to the playoffs, not gonna lie. All the individual stuff is cool and I’ve accomplished a lot individually already, been an All-Star, which is the main goal of mine when I came to the NBA.”Tyrese Haliburton told the media after the Pacers’ loss to the Miami Heat
Haliburton is averaging 27.0 points, 3.6 rebounds, and a staggering 11.8 assists per game this year. He currently leads the league in assists and is shooting an incredible 53.6 percent from the field and 46.9 percent from long range.
Haliburton is making a case for why he is the best point guard in the Eastern Conference. However, none of that matters to him if his play does not result in the Pacers making the playoffs.
“Obviously there’s more for me to achieve individually, but individual success is nothing at this point. I just want to win, I’m tired of being a loser.”Tyrese Haliburton
The Pacers are undoubtedly one of the most entertaining young teams in the league. They just made the In-Season Tournament and will face off against the Boston Celtics. Although it isn’t playoff experience, Haliburton will have the opportunity to show the league that he is a winner in the biggest moments of a game.
At 23 years of age, the future is incredibly bright for Haliburton and his Pacers teammates. Although he hasn’t experienced winning to the level he wants so far in his career, he will have plenty of years to carve out a great NBA resume.