The Indiana Pacers is one of the teams generating a buzz around the NBA of late. Rick Carlisle has taught his boys a modern brand of basketball, and they’re very entertaining to watch. Furthermore, the team is composed of young players who are very fun and fascinating.
They’re at position 4 in the Eastern Conference and have won 12 games this season. And with the kind of basketball they’re playing, the Pacers are slowly but surely working on becoming a playoff team.
Though we’re still early into the season, anything is possible. Remember, they didn’t make it to the playoffs last season, and we can’t rule out that possibility even this time round. But whatever the outcome, the Pacers will still be proud of Tyrese Haliburton.
Tyrese, who played college basketball for the Iowa State Cyclones, is the leading scorer on the Pacers roster. But not just that. One of the main things that define a good point guard is the ability to control the ball without allowing many turnovers. And according to stats, Tyrese Haliburton seems to have mastered that art so well.
Tyrese is out ahead of the pack
During the last three seasons, Tyrese, who was selected number 12 overall in the 2020 NBA draft by the Sacramento Kings, has had three games where he offered at least 15 assists without allowing any turnovers. His record is 17 assists with 0 turnovers, which he registered in April this year. This record is actually the only one in about five years.
Overall, Chris Paul, Rickey Green, John Lucas, and Kevin Porter lead the NBA with 20 assists with zero turnovers.
Having played 21 games in the 2022/2023 season, the Indiana Pacers guard has averaged 11.2 assists putting him ahead of any other player in the league. He is far ahead of his closest competitor, Atlanta Hawks point guard Trae Young who has 9.6 assists.
Unlike other playmakers in the league who are injury-prone, Tyrese Haliburton has always been cautious and plays