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NBA: Pacers announce 5-year deal to stay Tyrese Haliburton, welcome Bruce Brown


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FILE – Indiana Pacers’ Tyrese Haliburton performs in opposition to the Boston Celtics right through the second one part of an NBA basketball sport, Friday, March 24, 2023, in Boston. (AP Picture/Michael Dwyer)

The Indiana Pacers formally locked up their long term Thursday, saying that they had agreed with All-Megastar guard Tyrese Haliburton on a five-year max contract that might pay a franchise document $260 million.

Haliburton’s new deal helps to keep him with Indiana thru 2028-29. He’s been regarded as the center-piece of Indiana’s rebuild after he used to be bought in a industry with Sacramento earlier than the 2021-22 industry closing date.

Since becoming a member of the Pacers, Haliburton has averaged 19.7 issues, 10.2 assists and 1.7 steals in 82 video games. Final season, he scored a career-high 20.7 issues and averaged a league absolute best 10.4 assists however didn’t qualify for the statistical crown as a result of he had to play in two extra video games to fulfill the NBA’s eligibility usual of 58.

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FILE– Bruce Brown #11 of the Denver Nuggets reacts after drawing a nasty right through the fourth quarter in opposition to the Miami Warmth in Sport 5 of the 2023 NBA Finals at Ball Enviornment on June 12, 2023 in Denver, Colorado. Matthew Stockman/Getty Photographs/AFP

The formal announcement got here at the similar day Indiana offered guard Bruce Brown Jr, who agreed to a two-year deal price $45 million.

Each offers had been reached remaining week within the first hours after groups had been allowed to begin negotiating with loose brokers. Brown used to be a key cog within the Denver Nuggets contemporary identify run.

It’s already been a hectic offseason for the Pacers, who decided on 4 gamers in remaining month’s NBA draft and made a handful of trades together with one remaining week with the New York Knicks to obtain ahead Obi Toppin, a first-round draft select in 2021 after being decided on The Related Press school basketball participant of the 12 months.

The Pacers additionally lately signed ahead Oscar Tshiebwe, AP’s 2022 school basketball participant of the 12 months, to a two-way contract.

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