Indiana Pacers' guard Tyrese Haliburton will be sidelined for the next three games to address a hamstring injury, as announced by head coach Rick Carlisle on Tuesday.

The All-Star guard's condition will undergo reassessment on Saturday.

Haliburton sustained a Grade 1 left hamstring strain during a victory against the Boston Celtics on January 8.

Following the injury, he sat out the subsequent five games but made a return to the court this past Friday with an impressive performance of 21 points and 17 assists in a game against Portland, although it ended in a loss.

He was subsequently absent for the defeat against the Suns in Phoenix on Sunday.

Indiana has experienced defeat in four of its last five games and is scheduled to host the defending NBA champion Denver Nuggets on Tuesday night, followed by visits from the Philadelphia 76ers and the Suns to Gainbridge Fieldhouse later this week.

Haliburton maintains an average of 23.6 points and leads the team with 12.6 assists per game, boasting an impressive shooting percentage of nearly 50% from the floor.

The Pacers currently hold the seventh position in the Eastern Conference standings.

Exactly one year ago, on January 23, 2023, the Los Angeles Lakers initiated a rapid reformation of their team.

As the NBA trade deadline approaches in less than three weeks, and with his team struggling with a sub-.500 record beyond the midway point of the season, Rob Pelinka, the vice president of basketball operations and general manager of the Lakers, executed a trade. The Lakers traded Kendrick Nunn and three second-round picks to the Washington Wizards in exchange for Rui Hachimura.