5. Tyrese Haliburton (G – Iowa State)
You won’t find a much safer pick at the point guard position in this year’s NBA Draft. Tyrese Haliburton is a high IQ player with a great understanding of how to play his role. He rarely acts out of character and averaged an effective 15.2 points and 6.5 assists for Iowa State.
Haliburton’s star potential isn’t very high. He is a slightly older prospect at 20 years of age and doesn’t seem to have an alpha male mentality. It’s unlikely Haliburton every becomes a high impact player as the leader of a team.
Haliburton can be everything the Golden State Warriors need from a backup point guard. He is an extremely smart passer and a trustworthy defender on the perimeter. Haliburton can easily be a glue guy for the Dubs bench.