Video: Kings rookie Tyrese Haliburton takes nasty fall vs. Rockets, tended to by trainers
Sacramento Kings sensation Tyrese Haliburton took a nasty fall Thursday night against the Houston Rockets, forcing the team’s training staff to tend the rookie as he was sprawled out under the basket.
Haliburton took a big spill and is down under the basket. Training staff on the floor.
— James Ham (@James_HamNBCS) January 1, 2021
Attempting to dunk the ball on a breakaway transition play, Haliburton was met at the rim by a trailing John Wall who collided with the rookie in mid-air as he tried to record a block.
Staying down for several moments as the training staff attended to him, Haliburton was able to get up and walk away under his own power. However, he was clearly favoring his right wrist, which he appeared to use in breaking his fall. As many observers have been quick to point out, Haliburton does have a history of wrist injuries, previously fracturing his left wrist during his time at Iowa State.
Rough landing for Tyrese Haliburton, he did get up and walk off pic.twitter.com/eSa5lshcWj
— CJ Fogler #BlackLivesMatter (@cjzero) January 1, 2021
Only four games into the regular season, the Kings guard has quickly established himself as one of the leading contenders for Rookie of the Year, despite being drafted 12th overall.
Already known for his prodigious shooting ability, Haliburton has displayed tremendous court vision through the early going, allowing the Kings to build a dynamic backcourt around the rookie and point guard DeAaron Fox. Long known as a franchise that habitually botches their draft selections–most notably passing on Luka Doncic in favor of Marvin Bagley III–the addition of Haliburton has been an immediate bright spot for an organization with few of them.
Despite the scare, Haliburton was able to stay in the game.