Tyrese Haliburton's captivating and effective performance resembles another late bloomer: Steve Nash(Part-2)

Phoenix was Nash's first team, behind Jason Kidd and Kevin Johnson. He played inconsistently his first two years before being dealt to Dallas in the lockout-shortened 1999 season.

He became a full-time starter in his fifth year and formed a deadly scoring triumvirate with Dirk Nowitzki and Michael Finley. He transformed the NBA by creating the Seven Seconds or Less offense after returning to the Suns as a free agency in 2004. They attacked early and frequently, and Nash unlocked Amar'e Stoudemire's potential that year.

The Suns emerged from years of mediocrity and were a Western Conference juggernaut for several years, nearly missing the NBA Finals

Even Pacers forward Obi Toppin finding fresh life after trying to get playing time with the Knicks has similarities to Haliburton's current situation.

Toppin may break out regularly with the Pacers. He caught an alley-oop from half court in the IST semifinal, like Nash-to-Stoudemire

What a good analogy. Facts, Toppin told Yahoo Sports. As a great player, he wants to help others succeed. Definitely helps me

I had great guards in Dayton and New York. But Tyrese wants to pass. Obviously he'll get his, but look at his assists. Nice gentleman to play with. He wants boys to succeed

Myles Turner, Pacers center, dubbed Haliburton the East's top point guard, but few noticed. Haliburton gave Damian Lillard the “Dame Time” celebration Thursday night. Jalen Brunson, Trae Young, and Darius Garland are all in the East, thus someone will miss the All-Star game due to numbers.

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