Draft lottery prospect Tyrese Haliburton ready for New York’s pressure

Photo: Tyrese Haliburton #22 of the Iowa State Cyclones reacts after scoring a three point shot in the second half of play at Hilton Coliseum on December 8, 2019 in Ames, Iowa. The Iowa State Cyclones won 76-66 over the Seton Hall Pirates. (Photo by David K Purdy/Getty Images) GETTY IMAGES

If Tyrese Haliburton gets selected by the New York Knicks in the upcoming draft, the young guard will not be worried by New York’s pressure.

The Iowa point guard could be in New York next season depending on the lottery ping-pong balls and the scout reports.

Haliburton was asked about the possibility of playing in New York and he didn’t hesitate.

“Being in New York, it’s always talked about, the pressure of being a Knick,” Haliburton told Rachel Nichols on The Jump on Tuesday, per Fansided.com. “But I feel like no matter where I go, the pressure I put on myself is more than I’ll get from anywhere. For me, no matter where I’m at, I feel like that pressure is prominent and it’ll be more from me than anywhere. So I’m ready to play anywhere.”

The 6-foot-5 point guard was named to the second-team All-Big 12 team this past season, playing as a sophomore. He averaged 15.2 points on an efficient 50.4% shooting from the field and 42% from the three-point line.

Several guards could be in play in the upcoming draft as they want to help RJ Barrett and Mitchell Robinson unlock their full potential. As a result, playmakers like Cole Anthony, LaMelo Ball and of course Tyrese Haliburton could be on the clock for the Knicks depending on their pick place.

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