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Kings' Tyrese Haliburton (knee) expected to miss remainder of season

Sacramento's budding star is expected to make a full recovery after an MRI revaled no structural damage to his left knee.

Tyrese Haliburton has had a solid rookie season, averaging 13 points and 5.3 assists.

Sacramento Kings rookie guard Tyrese Haliburton will likely miss the rest of the season despite an MRI revealing no structural damage to his left knee, the team announced Tuesday.

The team said no surgery was required on the injury and he is expected to make a full recovery and participate in “normal offseason training”.


Bringing the ball upcourt in the third quarter of Sunday’s game vs. Dallas, Haliburton attempted a behind-the-back crossover dribble and his knee appeared to give way as his weight shifted with the move. He was helped off the court and immediately headed to the locker room, ending his night with 11 points and 5 assists in 23 minutes.

The two-time Rookie of the Month has averaged 13 points and 5.3 assists, shooting 47.2% (including 40.9% from long range) in 30.2 minutes.