3. Tyrese Haliburton
It's crazy to think that the man who changed the game, Steph Curry is no longer among the top three point guards in the NBA. Again, that is much more about the improvement seen from some of the young guards across the NBA, and Tyrese Haliburton has been a major example of a player who continues to soar past his potential.
After the initial trade from the Sacramento Kings back in Feb. of 2022, Haliburton showed signs of improvement right away with the Indiana Pacers. Those improvements were even further improved upon in his first full year with the Pacers. This season, Haliburton has taken his game to an All-NBA level, averaging 26.9 points, 4.0 rebounds, and 11.9 assists over the course of his first 17 games.
Haliburton has been electric for the Pacers this season, leading the charge; however, the team has needed him. His scoring, facilitating, and shooting have all been necessary to orchestrate this jump made by Indiana, who currently sits fifth in the Eastern Conference.
The Pacers, namely Haliburton, have talked about their desire to shake off their losing ways this season and are thoroughly determined to make the playoffs this season. If Haliburton keeps playing like this, they may accomplish just that.
Tyrese Haliburton has continued to take leaps in every season so far in his young career. It's crazy to think about what this young man can accomplish, considering all he already has.