The 2024 Paris Olympics are about one month away and the roster for Team USA has already been set with Indiana Pacers star Tyrese Haliburton making his first appearance. Tyrese Haliburton suffered a hamstring injury during the 2023-24 NBA regular season that hampered him into the playoffs. But Haliburton recently quelled any concerns that his hamstring would affect his play with Team USA as per Dustin Dopirak of The Indianapolis Star.

“The hamstring is good,” Haliburton said. “Today I ran for the first time full speed. I got another three weeks before USA. I feel good. I'm really excited to get out there and do that.”

Tyrese Haliburton will make his debut with a Team USA squad looking to win its fifth consecutive gold medal at the Olympics. He will be joined be LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Kevin Durant, Bam Adebayo, Devin Booker, Stephen Curry, Kawhi Leonard, Joel Embiid, Jayson Tatum, Jrue Holiday and Anthony Edwards.

In addition to Haliburton, Leonard, Embiid, Edwards and Curry will be making their Olympic debuts. Curry, Edwards and Haliburton are not new to Team USA though as they've played in other international competitions. But Embiid and Leonard have never been on a Team USA roster before.

Tyrese Haliburton's ascension for the Pacers continues

May 23, 2024; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Indiana Pacers guard Tyrese Haliburton (0) dribbles the ball against Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum (0) in the first half during game two of the eastern conference finals for the 2024 NBA playoffs at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports
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Playing for Team USA this summer should be very beneficial for Tyrese Haliburton's game. International competition is a different game and it will help him sharpen his skills for the NBA season.

While Haliburton may have dealt with nagging injuries this past season, he helped lead the Pacers to the Eastern Conference Finals. The Pacers defeated the Milwaukee Bucks in six games in the first round and beat the New York Knicks in six games in the Eastern Conference Semifinals before being swept by the Boston Celtics.

Haliburton was named to his second consecutive All-Star appearance this past season while leading the league in assists with 10.9 per game. Haliburton appeared in a total of 69 games for the Pacers at a little over 32 minutes per game.

He averaged 20.1 points, 3.2 rebounds and 1.2 steals to go along with his assist numbers. He put up splits of 47.7 percent shooting from the field, 36.4 percent shooting from the three-point line and 85.5 percent shooting from the free-throw line.

During the Pacers playoff run, Haliburton averaged 18.7 points, 4.8 rebounds, 8.2 assists and 1.3 steals with splits of 48.8 percent shooting from the field, 37.9 percent shooting from the three-point line and 85 percent shooting from the free-throw line. It was this first playoff appearance his NBA career.