Miami Heat: Ceiling and floor for Tyler Herro’s role in 2022-23 season

Tyler Herro #14 of the Miami Heat warms up prior to Game Seven against the Boston Celtics(Photo by Eric Espada/Getty Images)
Tyler Herro #14 of the Miami Heat warms up prior to Game Seven against the Boston Celtics(Photo by Eric Espada/Getty Images) /
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Tyler Herro #14 of the Miami Heat dribbles the ball against the Philadelphia 76ers (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) /

Miami Heat: Tyler Herro’s Ceiling In 2022-23 Is All-Star Potential

The best thing Tyler Herro could do for the Miami Heat next season is to improve into a true All-Star caliber player. There are a few things that it would take from Herro in order for this to happen.

Ceiling: All-Star

Although he could technically make the All-Star team as a bench player for Miami, Herro will need to become a starter for the Heat. Right now, he comes off the bench and provides an offensive explosion with his scoring.

So far, he has excelled in that role, winning the Sixth Man of the Year award last season.

The next step for Herro is becoming a consistent starter who the Heat can rely on for more than just points. It will require more general improvement in all areas of his game, including his strengths, but there are two key areas that will help him become a starter.

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The first of those areas involves trust. Herro has never shied away from big moments.

He likes taking important shots. The Heat might not need him to be a clutch shooter every night, but they will need him to improve his decision-making, especially late in close games.

In general, he will need to gel more with the other starters. That starts with a consistent lineup, but it also depends on Herro’s growth as a ball handler and a facilitator.

The biggest area of growth for Herro needs to be his defense. He does not need to become an All-NBA defender, but he does need to be able to consistently stay in front of his man while doing a better job of bothering his opponent.

He cannot rely on the help defense to bail him out. The Miami Heat pride themselves on being a defensive powerhouse—and the team cannot afford to have defensive liabilities that give the other teams easy opportunities to score.

Defense is the only glaring weakness in Tyler Herro’s game. If he can become, at minimum, a reliable on-ball defender, then he should have an easier time becoming an All-Star.