Haliburton is an analytics darling with tremendous efficiency and nearly unprecedented steal and block rates for a guard. He combines great standstill shooting — a career 43.5% from 3, funky mechanics and all — with strong playmaking (3-to-1 assist-to-turnover ratio). And he’s full of positivity, with an approach to the game that teammates, opponents, coaches and agents of rival prospects rave about.
December 5, 2020 | 5:04 pm EST Update
Michael Singer: MPJ said he was back home in Missouri for the majority of the offseason. Said he was in the gym multiple times a day. “There’s literally nothing (else) to do.” He also said he was in L.A. for a week working out at the same gym as Bradley Beal and Jayson Tatum.
Jason Jones: Buddy on the Kings playing faster: “We’re just going to see how it starts but it should be a fun group. Just knowing Alvin’s track record and the way he played in New Orleans. Just watching their team play last year, it just reminds me of us when we played, when we had Dave/”
December 5, 2020 | 3:51 pm EST Update
Melissa Rohlin: Russell Westbrook said on the floor he’s trying “to bust somebody’s a–” and doesn’t care about shaking hands or making friends. “I’m never changing that,” he said. Off the court, he said he’s devoted to helping underserved communities and changing lives.