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4. Tyrese Haliburton

Last week's rank: 6

Tyrese Haliburton has skyrocketed the rankings the last two weeks and finds himself at four in this week's MVP Power Rankings.

Haliburton has been on a tear all year and was no different this past week. He elevated his play to a new level during the In-Season Tournament and has truly looked like a rising star in the making. His performance against the Boston Celtics this last week was his breakout game. He dropped a 26-point triple-double and led the Pacers to a massive upset win.

A few days later, in the semi-final match, Haliburton would do the exact same thing to the Milwaukee Bucks. He would score 27 points and cash in 15 assists while leading the Pacers to another massive upset win.

Haliburton has come alive in the last few weeks, and it's easy to see why. His length as a guard gives him an automatic advantage over any defender. Around the rim, Haliburton can finish with ease and has deemed the floater as his signature shot.

Despite Haliburton's inside scoring ability, he has also become lethal around the perimeter. He is already shooting a career-high 44 percent from behind the arc. This is a number that will drop slightly, but at the rate that Haliburton pulls from three, he could be on a historic rate.

The Indiana Pacers still have a lot of basketball left to play. If the first 20 games are any indication of how this team will fare, then the NBA is in for a rude awakening. Expect Haliburton to remain on this list in the near weeks.