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Tyrese Haliburton continues to rack up accolades, makes NBA Rising Stars roster

He plays the basketball well.

Tyrese Haliburton has been named to the 2021 NBA Rising Stars roster.

Haliburton, who has already won back-to-back Western Conference Rookie of the Month honors, is averaging 13.2 points (49 percent from the field, 43 percent from three and 83 percent from the line), 5.4 assists, 3.6 rebounds and 1.4 steals off the bench this season.

Among his rookie class, Haliburton ranks second in assists, three-point percentage, steals and minutes per game. He ranks third in scoring and sixth in field goal percentage.

Due to the All-Star game events being all in one night this year, the NBA Rising Stars game will not be played.

The Kings have had 15 players featured in the Rising Stars Challenge since 1994. Here is that list:

  • 1994 Bobby Hurley (Honorary Coach)
  • 1995 Brian Grant, Michael Smith
  • 1996 Tyus Edney
  • 1998 Michael Stewart
  • 2000 Jason Williams
  • 2002 Hedo Turkoglu
  • 2010 Tyreke Evans (MVP), Omri Casspi
  • 2011 Tyreke Evans*, DeMarcus Cousins
  • 2012 DeMarcus Cousins
  • 2013 Isaiah Thomas
  • 2018 Buddy Hield, Bogdan Bogdanovic (MVP), De'Aaron Fox
  • 2019 Marvin Bagley III, Bogdan Bogdanovic, De'Aaron Fox

*Evans named to Sophomore Team but due to injury did not participate

In case you hadn't heard, Tyrese is pretty good.

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March 3, 2021 5:10 pm

I love it, all of the accolades, and none of the risk of Covid or injury.

And you’re 100% right. He does plays the basketball well.

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March 3, 2021 6:19 pm

Norvel Pelle was snubbed from the international squad IMO

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