Miami Heat: Even In A Down Year For Him, Tyler Herro Got Better

Miami Heat guard Tyler Herro (14) shoots the ball against San Antonio Spurs (Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports)
Miami Heat guard Tyler Herro (14) shoots the ball against San Antonio Spurs (Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports) /

The Miami Heat didn’t quite have the rebound year that they wanted to have coming off of last season’s bubble run to the NBA Finals. Being swept out of this season’s first round by the Milwaukee Bucks in just four games, the Miami Heat have a bit of soul searching to do in this coming offseason.

With that though, it’s a time to look back and reflect. In reflecting, one of the situations that deserves a moment is that of Tyler Herro‘s.

Starting off the year rather bumpy, as most of the team did in the new landscape that was navigating covid protocols, he never really quite found his footing early on. As the NBA Trade Deadline approached, you could also see that it was impacting his ability to continue to play the game at the high level that the Miami Heat needed him too.

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The Miami Heat needed more from Tyler Herro, especially from a pure consistency standpoint night to night but statistically, he got better this season.

Being just a second year guy in the league though, that was actually pretty typical. After the deadline had passed, his production immediately began to trend upwards again.

Though he couldn’t sink a ton of shots in the playoffs, you don’t hold that against him and there’s a very good reason for that. No one on the Miami Heat’s roster, outside of Goran Dragic and Duncan Robinson in Game 1 for the most part, could make shots in this series.

Jimmy Butler, the Miami Heat’s fearless leader, went something like 19/64 during that playoff series. Yea, that about explains it.

Even still though, with the up and down year or the playoff scenario that was putrid from him, somehow, Tyler Herro managed to improve. Across the entire board and save for a few shooting percentages here or there, which could be explain by an influx in volume if you want to be technical, he increased his production and output in most statistical areas.

That’s improvement. Pat Riley noted it when he spoke to end the season.

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Tyler Herro needs to continue to get better and become more comfortable with the noise, this is true, but the best is yet to come with him. Hopefully, he can keep his head on right and come back next season ready to big a huge contributor again.