Miami Heat: Why trading Tyler Herro still shouldn’t be an option

Tyler Herro #14 of the Miami Heat blocks a layup by Marcus Smart #36 of the Boston Celtics(Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
Tyler Herro #14 of the Miami Heat blocks a layup by Marcus Smart #36 of the Boston Celtics(Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /

The Miami Heat have been involved in many heated trade talks during this offseason. One player that has always seemed to be in the middle of those talks is Miami Heat guard, Tyler Herro.

A core piece of most of the rumors passed off this offseason, from Brooklyn and Kevin Durant to the Utah Jazz and Donovan Mitchell, Herro has been a feature part of that chatter. However and even after most chances of landing a big name have dried up, here is why the Miami Heat should not be looking to trade their reigning Sixth Man of the Year award winner.

Tyler Herro, who averaged 20 points, five rebounds, and four assists per game last year, would become a factor from the bench area, proving extremely capable as a three-level scorer. His connections with Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo helped to make him one of the Miami Heat’s most crucial players as one of their top scorers.

When it came to the Miami Heat’s most recent run through the playoffs, Herro was still a key factor in their offense. However, it has to be noted that they were able to push Boston to Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals without Herro at an operable capacity.

Miami Heat guard, Tyler Herro, has been in the middle of trade talks all offseason long. With most of that dismissed, it still shouldn’t be an option.

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On top of needing to give themselves a fair shake at seeing what he can do with this current group in the postseason, they’ll need his ability to knock down clutch shots and create big plays for his teammates down the stretch of close games again this season.

That goes in postseason but also in the regular season, as they’ll need to win enough to get there and set themselves up in a decent seeding position.

What Herro does can’t be replicated by anyone on the team. Though there are guys capable of doing some of the things he does and with his physical gifts, no single player on the team has his total combination of offensive ability, skills, and physical gifts.

Simply put, these are the reasons he shouldn’t be traded. He is one of the team’s best players, he wasn’t there at the height of a decently successful run last season to the Conference Finals (and they still came just that close to pulling it off), and what he does at a high level can’t be replicated by another guy on the roster.

Again, it’s really simple. The Miami Heat open the season against the Chicago Bulls on October 19th, with a big Eastern Conference Finals rematch against the Boston Celtics on October 21st.

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If they hope to get back there and beyond though, it seems as if having Herro around might be one of their best shots to do so.