Miami Heat: Defining Tyler Herro’s Role… The Return Of ‘Boy Wonder’?

Unlike last season, the Miami Heat have a defined role for Tyler Herro. Last year was a weird season for the whole league, let alone the Miami Heat but the player who had the most up and down season was Herro, by far.

To start the season last year, Miami had Herro as their starting point guard and they might have put too much on his plate, at that point. A lot of people around media, both traditional and social, were down on him.

With the Miami Heat bringing in Kyle Lowry as the starting point guard though, Herro’s life should be a lot easier than it was this past year. With Lowry on the team, I really think it’s huge for Herro.

Herro is still young enough to work on being a “point guard”, but if he is the primary ball handler then you won’t get the best out of him right now. Playing him beside Lowry should help him on both ends of the floor.

The Miami Heat will need the best version of Tyler Herro in the coming season. They’ll get it too, especially if this is the role he fills.

Now and with that out of the way, I am expecting Herro to have a bounce-back year. For starters, he actually had a “real off-season” where he could take a week or so break, or whatever, to get re-changed to get back in the gym… and most importantly, the weight room.

I’m sure everyone saw the Herro photo on social media. It was definitely encouraging to see him put on muscle.

Herro’s role this year is clear as day, to get buckets. We all know that Miami will go as far as Lowry, Jimmy Butler, and Bam Adebayo can take them, but I really think Herro as Miami’s Sixth Man is his ideal for this current team.

There will be nights throughout the season where Miami comes out flat. This is where Herro should be able to come in with a lot of energy and while he would just need to focus on, again, getting buckets.

Herro has a lot on his plate too though. Miami’s bench is their biggest question mark right now.

He needs to be a go-to scorer for the Miami Heat reserve unit every night for them to really compete in the Eastern Conference and further, for an NBA Title.

Those who know, know I am not a betting man. But I would bet on Herro having that resurgent year.

Last year, everyone had already set expectations on what Herro’s season would or should look like after the bubble. He has, apparently, seen all the comments too.

He, surely, wants to shut a lot of people up, critics, fans, and the media, again, both traditional and social. And… I think he will, so, expect a big year from Boy Wonder.