Tyrese Haliburton has been shooting up NBA draft boards due to his stellar sophomore campaign, and in my eyes he’s lapped Cole Anthony as the second best point guard in the 2020 draft.
Haliburton has averaged 15.2 points, 6.5 assists and 5.9 rebounds through 32 games for the Iowa State Cyclones. Tyrese Haliburton uses his athleticism and his high basketball IQ to excel on the court.
As a passer Tyrese Haliburton’s displays excellent court vision. He can operate in the pick&roll, find open cutters or the open man from three. Regardless of the situation you can trust Haliburton to make the right pass, something you can’t say about the Knicks current point guard cast.
Haliburton’s three point shooting has to have caught the eyes of the Knicks front office as well. This season Haliburton has connected on 41.9% of his shots from deep while taking 5.6 threes a game. As a freshman Tyrese Haliburton shot an even more impressive 43.4% on 113 threes, proving the consistency to his shot.
The Knicks struggle heavily in transition, ranking 28th for fast break points in the NBA, but this is an area Haliburton can help. Along with his excellent passing and accuracy from deep, Haliburton shot 66% from the floor in transition a proving to be a playmaker.
Iowa State may not play the best competition but when facing the #1 ranked Baylor, Tyrese Haliburton put on a show. In 40 minutes he scored 17 points, shooting 9-9 from the free throw line, while also grabbing 8 rebounds.
Unfortunately, nothing can be easy for the Knicks. Tyrese Haliburton has been ruled out for the remainder of the season with a broken wrist. If everything checks out with his physical come combine and draft time, the Knicks should not hesitate to pull the trigger if he is the best remaining point guard.