Why Tyrese Haliburton will benefit the Sacramento Kings

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The Sacramento Kings got themselves a gem in Tyrese Haliburton in the NBA Draft. Here are the reasons why he will help the purple and white now.

In a previous article, I mentioned that the Sacramento Kings’ new management group led by Monte McNair will be put to the test in the NBA Draft. With the team owning the 12th pick in the draft, selecting a player that could be an impactful part of their future was key.

In that same piece, I recommended that the Kings should focus more on fit over talent as the team already had a potential star player in De’Aaron Fox. Luckily, the way things shook out in the end, the Kings did not have to choose one over the other. As it happened, they ended up getting a player who ideally fits their roster and was the best available prospect on the clock, finding the best of both worlds.

Tyrese Haliburton is the name of that prospect. After finishing his sophomore season at Iowa State, the lengthy point guard found himself to be one of the top prospects in this year’s draft. Most NBA “experts” projected Haliburton to be selected within the top 10 picks, but to the Kings’ fortune, he slipped and landed to them at their 12th pick slot.

Yes, Monte McNair and company did well in their first test to rebuilding the Kings, but this decision was a no-brainer. Haliburton will be an asset for the Kings and here are the reasons why.

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