Miami Heat: 1 Bold Prediction for Tyler Herro’s 2020-21 Season

Miami Heat guard Tyler Herro (14) celebrates after making a three point basket against the Indiana Pacers(Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports)
Miami Heat guard Tyler Herro (14) celebrates after making a three point basket against the Indiana Pacers(Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports) /

The Miami Heat struck it big again when they drafted Tyler Herro out of Kentucky. Here’s the bold prediction entering his second full NBA season.

The Miami Heat are the kings of young talent. Whether they get it at some point in the NBA Draft, whether it goes undrafted, or whether they have to dig even deeper than that into the annals of the NBA’s developmental G-League, they know how to spot, find, and develop guys.

One of the next guys in that long line of players is none other than Whitnall’s own, Tyler Herro. The guy is walking clout.

In just his short time in the NBA, he has become one of the definitions of cool. I wish we were kidding, but we aren’t.

In any situation, the expectations are high for the sharpshooting, quick dribbling, smooth driving league sophomore. With his performance in last season’s NBA Bubble, the thought is that he should come in and pick back up right where he left off.

That’s, of course, providing he isn’t traded. That seems to be all the rage right now, moving him in a package for say… James Harden, but I’m not so sure about that.

The Miami Heat landed another good one in Tyler Herro. His bold prediction for this upcoming season highlights that belief.

That’s not the point of our chat today though. Today, we wanted to look at a bold prediction for Herro.

What do you think of this one?

Tyler Herro will be a contender for the NBA’s Sixth Man Of The Year Award

Moving back to his performance in last season’s NBA Bubble, it wouldn’t be farfetched to imagine Herro being a starter this season. I wouldn’t go that far though as Avery Bradley, one of the Miami Heat’s newest additions, should have the advantage when it comes to the starting guard opposite of Duncan Robinson.

While Kendrick Nunn should then revert to a bench role as well, that means that the second unit focuses on him, Goran Dragic, and Tyler Herro. While Dragic was a contender last season and should be again this season, he will have help and competition.

Tyler Herro is that guy. I think that they will feast on second units.

While Dragic will ultimately still be the most consistent and the best bench guy for Miami because of said consistency, Tyler Herro should simply have some regular outbursts that make you go “whoa!”.

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From night to night, I expect Dragic to consistently give us between 15-20 points per game, but there will be some evenings where Herro goes off for 30, 35, or 40. Count on it.

That’s why I believe this to be the case. He will challenge for the NBA’s Sixth Man Award this season, that’s my bold prediction for the second year stud.