Like all his comrades in the Draft 2020, Tyrese Haliburton became eligible for a contract extension this summer. Unsurprisingly, one year from the end of his rookie contract and in the space of about twenty minutes between two courses of a restaurant in Los Angeles, he reached an agreement with the Pacerswho simply offered him the maximum over five years.
A decision ” obvious ” in the eyes of Rick Carlisle. ” He changed the trajectory of this franchise », estimated the coach ofIndiana.
As the Pacers’ new designated player, Tyrese Haliburton is already guaranteed to pocket $207 million between 2024/25 and 2028/29. But, given the “Derrick Rose rule”, this amount could climb to $ 260 million over these same five seasons, if he is named MVP, Defenseman of the Year or in an All-NBA Team in 2023/24. , the last year of his rookie contract!
Considered the present of his franchise, at 23, “Rese” embodies above all its future and the extension of the neo-All-Star had been expected for several weeks in Indianapolis, when he is already one of the best leaders in the country. (20.7 points, 10.4 assists, 3.7 rebounds and 1.6 steals average in 2022/23).
Very involved in the decisions of the Pacers, to the point of playing recruiters with Bruce Brown or being sent to the “lottery” of the Draft, Tyrese Haliburton is unanimous in the team and he therefore seems to have found the ideal place to develop as a man and as a player.
” I just wanna be the best version of myself “, he announced at a press conference, rejecting any form of pressure. ” I don’t know what it is yet, but I can’t wait to find out. And above all, I want to make this organization happy, which of course trusted me by investing all this money in me. So I just want to make her proud, just like my family. That’s all I care about and, to get there, we’ll have to win. »
As a reminder, Indiana comes out of a season with 35 wins and 47 losses (11th in the East) but, when Tyrese Haliburton is on the ground, this balance sheet goes into balance (28-28), which bodes well for the future. things for the future…
|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|
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.