Tyler Herro Is Growing Everyday For The Miami Heat And With Colossal Impact
The most immediate thing you can see when watching the tape is confidence. Whether it is just a huge green light from the coaching staff or two years in the league, Herro is not pulling any punches.
From transition to screens and handoffs to calling his own number off the dribble, Herro shows no hesitation. Shooting with confidence shows up in a far more efficient season than last season.
But the shot selection itself is also better in 2021-2022.
Already, the former Kentucky guard has nearly as many made layups this year (67) as the whole of last year (91). And he has already made more cutting layups and just 10 fewer made driving layups this season in comparison to the previous year.
All this work getting to the basket shows up at the charity stripe, where he is spending more time and shooting nearly 90 percent.
All that confidence is translating to Herro reacting and not getting caught up thinking, making him a much more lethal offensive player. Nowhere is his confidence more apparent than in the clutch.
Last year, NBA clutch stats reported Herro shooting 29 percent from the field and 22 percent from three in the final five minutes. Skip forward a matter of months, Herro now shoots 41 and 50 in the last five.
His points have jumped from 1.3 per game to 2.5 in those moments and all while he has cut his turnovers in half. The growth is apparent, the confidence is oozing, and the NBA’s likely Sixth Man Of The Year is a huge reason the Heat are on top of the East.
Just give him the award already.