Miami Heat Rumors: Tyler Herro Trade Talks An Indictment On His Game?

Miami Heat guard Tyler Herro (14) celebrates with forward Jimmy Butler (22) and forward Andre Iguodala (28)(Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports)
Miami Heat guard Tyler Herro (14) celebrates with forward Jimmy Butler (22) and forward Andre Iguodala (28)(Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports) /

The Miami Heat are in the thick of it, to stay current. With the offseason in full swing for them, they are now faced with a series of questions about moving forward while also trying to get the most out of whatever roster they can assemble.

With that though, there has begun to be a swell of chatter among most of those surrounding one particular conversation, the conversation at hand. That conversation is about, one, Tyler Herro.

With struggles during his sophomore season, if you want to call them that and only relative to his own lofty bar that he set for himself in his rookie season, many have started to look down upon the talent of the upcoming third-year microwave.

It has led to, what can only be considered, real trade speculation. That leads to the following question though.

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The Miami Heat might, indeed, move Tyler Herro at some point this offseason. It won’t be because he isn’t a good player though.

Are those rumors and speculations an indictment on Tyler’s game? Is the fact that he is reportedly likely to be traded something to say about how bad or not good he is as a player?

Nope, not at all. In fact, it’s probably closer to being the total opposite.

When you look at the Miami Heat’s roster, Tyler sticks out for one main reason. He’s, practically, their only real asset.

So, it’s really not about him being bad, as much as the fact that he’s one of the best assets available to the Miami Heat and simply put, around the league, when you consider his talent, what he offers now, in the future, and the current price point with which you are getting him. Take a look at it for what it really is.

Right now, he’s likely at his floor. That’s the aforementioned microwave, a Lou Williams-type who will only get better at that particular skill set with experience, only if that’s where he remains in his development.

Again though, he’s that now, so you are getting that type of production on a rookie-scale wage at the moment and while also knowing that at the very least, you’ll always get that from him. At best, well, the Devin Booker comparisons aren’t for nothing.

Comparable to Devin Booker, when considering both of their situations, teammates, success thus far, and experience-level, they are about on par when you look at both of them through year two up until this point. That comparison still isn’t dead yet and likely won’t ever be.

That’s why the trade talks aren’t an indictment on him. If that isn’t enough, the reports indicate that it’s merely a “timeline” thing, more than anything, while an improvement across the board statistically, in basically all areas, should also put a nice final touch on the argument and case.

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It’s really quite simple. He’s the only real thing of value that the Miami Heat can dangle, just hope that Herro and whatever else that Pat Riley can concoct is enough to get the job done, whatever that may be.