Tyrese Haliburton Rumors
The Pistons have interest in playmakers in this year’s class, according to multiple league sources, and they’ll have plenty of choices. Haliburton has been tied to Detroit, and he’d bring a veteran-style presence to the team.
Odds are, the Warriors stay put despite all the trade chatter, and we’re hearing there is more support for James Wiseman than Anthony Edwards in Golden State’s front office. Deni Avdija, Obi Toppin and Tyrese Haliburton figure to remain in play, but it’s presumed they’re more trade-down targets.
The Bulls figure stay put at No. 4 if they believe Deni Avdija will be there. Rival teams have told Bleacher Report they think Chicago could be interested in Tyrese Haiburton. But Avdija sounds equally valued around the league. And his two-way versatility at the forward spots and success in Israel and Euroleague could give him the edge.
Tyrese Haliburton didn’t imagine he would ever find himself living with his parents again inside his Wisconsin childhood home. Certainly, he did not throughout a sophomore season at Iowa State in which his stock skyrocketed in N.B.A. mock drafts everywhere. But once he realized the pandemic, and its effect on the sports calendar, would be prolonged, Haliburton settled in for the long haul. He claimed his old room by banishing his older brother to the basement and started labeling his food in the refrigerator to ensure it would remain there when he returned.
“There’s so much that’s unknown right now, but I’m just taking it a day at a time, attacking whatever is on my schedule for that day,” Haliburton said. “I feel like when I look at the bigger picture, I can get overwhelmed or maybe a little stressed out with all the questions that everybody’s asking, because I don’t have a lot of answers to those questions.”
The N.B.A. long ago evolved into a year-round league. The pandemic knocked its circadian rhythm off balance. Rookies, in a normal year, would have been drafted months ago, played in the summer league and be preparing themselves for opening night at around this time. Instead, some of the most talented basketball players in the world have been left without a team for the better part of a year.