NBA Power Rankings: Can Lakers, Nets flip the switch for the stretch run?

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Tyrese Haliburton
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26. Indiana Pacers

Many seem to think that the Indiana Pacers got away with highway robbery when they essentially swapped Domantas Sabonis for Tyrese Haliburton at the NBA Trade Deadline. And so far, Haliburton has lived up to his billing.

Through five games with the Pacers, he’s averaging 19 points, 11 assists, and four rebounds per game on 50 percent shooting from the field and 44 percent shooting from 3-point range.

25. Sacramento Kings

Then, there’s the other side of the trade in which many seem to think that the Sacramento Kings have no idea what they’re doing. And that’s a fair criticism. However, I think it’s only truly fair to wait and see how this team looks with a healthy sample size of De’Aaron Fox and Sabonis together.

Then, if it’s bad, you can criticize the Kings at will.