Miami Heat: Reign over rock is key for Tyler Herro and Victor Oladipo

Tyler Herro #14 of the Miami Heat celebrates with Victor Oladipo #4 against the Philadelphia 76ers(Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
Tyler Herro #14 of the Miami Heat celebrates with Victor Oladipo #4 against the Philadelphia 76ers(Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /

Though the Miami Heat can’t seem to find any traction on the NBA trade market, they do have quite a few pieces of in-house talent to lean on as things look to get ramped back up.

With Kyle Lowry looking fitter and with the further development of players like Bam Adebayo, the Miami Heat can absolutely compete if they can get the most out of the parts they already have in the building. The key to it all is figuring out how to get the most out of those parts though.

That takes us to an interesting little tidbit about the coming season. When it comes to Tyler Herro and a starting gig, here is what’s being reported by Five Reasons Sports.

This is very interesting, very interesting, indeed. Though Herro, sort of, lobbied for a starting gig as last season closed, you thought he would have to earn it as camp and the season began to unfold.

The Miami Heat have a lot of talent and that’s no exaggeration in the slightest. However, they’ll need to figure out how to best maximize it all simultaneously.

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While he has certainly done enough to warrant a starting gig, enough to be a starter for 25 or so other teams at a minimum perhaps, is that what’s best for him or the team? Herro is a tremendous offensive player, but in order to be that, he needs the ball.

That takes us to an example and the next part of the equation. With Victor Oladipo reportedly set to man that sixth man role this season, that means that he will have the same reign over the rock that Herro did last season.

Basically, that’s the time where either can or has been the best on the floor, is the key dictator, and scorer on offense with mostly second unit guys. For Herro right now, that role was best suited to maximize his potential.

With the way Herro best gets it done and while sharing the first unit touches with guys like Lowry, Adebayo, and Jimmy Butler, it’s hard to imagine getting the most out of him. It’s not that he isn’t capable and though that’s where coaching comes into play, it’s just hard to see right now.

Now, that’s also a gift for Oladipo. Harkening back to his 40-point near triple-double against the Magic to close last regular season, he will have that same type of freedom, though in fewer minutes.

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That’s why and how the reign that each will have over the rock is absolutely key for, both, Tyler Herro and Victor Oladipo