Haliburton appeared in 58 games during the 2020-21 season, starting in 20 of them. He averaged 13.0 points, 5.3 assists (second among all rookies) and 3.0 rebounds in 30.1 minutes of play. He shot 47.2 percent from the field, 40.9 percent from beyond the arc and 85.7 percent from the free throw line during his rookie year. He made his NBA debut Dec. 23 in a win over Denver, finishing with 12 points, four assists and two rebounds in 30 minutes. Haliburton made his first career start on Jan. 9 against Portland, finishing with 12 points, eight assists and two rebounds. On Jan. 29 --a win over the Raptors-- he recorded his first double-double with 10 points and 11 assists. Haliburton recorded a season-high 28 points in a Mar. 22 win over Cleveland. In a Mar. 25 win over Golden State, he hit a season-high six triples on seven attempts. Haliburton finished his rookie season with nine games scoring over 20 points and five contents with over 10 assists.