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Tyrese Haliburton, bandleader of Team USA

Like a Chris Paul before him, with whom he discussed it this weekend in Las Vegas, Tyrese Haliburton knew that his main role with TeamUSA would be that of give the ball to his teammates.

In view of his performance against Puerto Rico, during the first preparation match of the UNITED STATES for the World Cup 2023we can say that the leader of the Pacers fully understood his mission in the field.

We have so many guys who can score points and I don’t really need to do that to be successful on the court. », does he judge, while he distributed 12 assists in 21 minutes (for 7 points and 1 loss of ball). ” I also have to keep respect for the defenses but with these guys it’s mostly about giving them the ball, giving them good, easy shooting positions, getting them into rhythm. With the Pacers, I make sure [scorer et passer] but, here, I’m just trying to share the ball. »

What do his teammates think about it, most of whom are discovering the feeling of playing alongside the genius facilitator that is Tyrese Haliburton?

The way he plays makes everyone better around », declares for example Austin Reaves, the other designated ball carrier of that team. ” He likes to counter-attack and involve others. […] The way he plays, involves everyone, that’s something I really appreciate. »

His role does not worry him

Used off the bench by Steve Kerr, Tyrese Haliburton has also been associated in sequence with Jalen Brunson, the one who is ahead of him for the moment in the American rotation.

Guys who have the sense of the game and can pass the ball are able to play with anyone “, considers the coach of the Warriors, about this doublet in the lead. ” It’s fun to be able to field two point guards together on the field. […] This is the time to test as many different combinations as possible. »

Ready to come off the bench for the good of the collective, Tyrese Haliburton (20.7 points and 10.4 average assists last season) therefore does not care much about his status within Team USA, accepting this “simple” role of particle accelerator .

The more ball-carrying players you have, the better “, estimates the All-Star ofIndiana, concerning the hierarchy at the lead between Jalen Brunson and him. ” Given the way we play, whoever has the ball is the one who takes it out and pushes the pace. It doesn’t matter if we play together, if he is in front of me or if I am in front of him. It doesn’t matter, we are competent players and that’s the thing to remember in selection. Everyone is going to play and we are all used to playing 35-40 minutes per game during the season. There, you just have to take advantage of the slightest opportunity. »

Tyrese Haliburton Percentage Bounces
Season Crew GM Minimum Shots 3 points LF Off Def Early pd party Int bp CT Points
2020-21 BAG 58 30 47.2 40.9 85.7 0.7 2.3 3.0 5.3 1.4 1.3 1.6 0.5 13.0
2021-22 * All Teams 77 35 47.3 41.4 84.2 0.8 3.3 4.0 8.2 1.6 1.7 2.6 0.6 15.3
2021-22 * BAG 51 34 45.7 41.3 83.7 0.8 3.1 3.9 7.4 1.4 1.7 2.3 0.7 14.3
2021-22 * IND 26 36 50.2 41.6 84.9 0.9 3.5 4.3 9.6 1.9 1.9 3.2 0.6 17.5
2022-23 IND 56 34 49.0 40.0 87.1 0.6 3.1 3.7 10.5 1.2 1.6 2.5 0.5 20.7
Total 191 33 47.9 40.8 85.7 0.7 2.9 3.6 8.0 1.4 1.6 2.3 0.5 16.2

How to read the stats? MJ = matches played; Min = Minutes; Shots = Shots made / Shots attempted; 3pts = 3-points / 3-points attempted; LF = free throws made / free throws attempted; Off = offensive rebound; Def= defensive rebound; Tot = Total bounces; Pd = assists; Fte: Personal fouls; Int = Intercepts; Bp = Lost bullets; Ct: Counters; Points = Points.

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