The Miami Heat are pushing towards the playoffs, currently maintaining the top seed in the NBA’s Eastern Conference by two games or so over the Milwaukee Bucks. Along the way though, there have been quite the discoveries made—well, sort of.
Across his last 10 games, Herro has averaged 25.4 points, 4.3 rebounds, and 3.6 assists per game on about 51.2 percent shooting from the floor and almost 44 percent from range. For clarity, he’s averaging about seven attempts from deep per contest.
Here’s the thing though. There is a lot of chatter about where he is situated in the rotation.
While, traditionally, you would label a guy in his shoes as the Sixth Man, that doesn’t quite describe what Tyler Herro is for the Miami Heat. For a guy of his ilk, ability, and impact—Tyler is more of a sixth starter than anything.
However, that is by design. Here is why that is so and why that is the optimal deployment for the total overall success of the Miami Heat.