Miami Heat: Momentary pressure now reverts back to Tyler Herro

Tyler Herro #14 of the Miami Heat reacts from the bench against the Boston Celtics(Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
Tyler Herro #14 of the Miami Heat reacts from the bench against the Boston Celtics(Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images) /

The Miami Heat were hot on the trails of another star to add to their roster this offseason. Well, at least that’s the story that’s been being portrayed through the media via reports and rumors.

However and as has been well documented by now, neither of the bigger stars that were available made their way down to South Florida. Donovan Mitchell is, instead, headed to the midwest, joining Darius Garland, Evan Mobley, and Jarrett Allen in Cleveland.

And that’s all while Kevin Durant never even got a chance to pack his things. Deciding to try and mend their relationship, KD never left the Brooklyn Nets.

And while the Miami Heat will be just fine without having done a deal to acquire either player, that doesn’t mean that there aren’t ramifications or a ripple effect on the other side of that either.

With the Miami Heat not landing a star this offseason, the pressure shifts back to the guy that was a feature piece of any potential trade package, Tyler Herro.

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While any number of them exist, such as the fact that their latest draftee in Nikola Jovic will get a chance to see what he can do in the Heat system, the effect or player in question right now is Tyler Herro.

While he would have been a featured piece of any potential trade package for a star player, one can only assume, that didn’t happen. With that, the pressure to continue to live up to being the player that he, along with many others, believes he is should only continue to grow.

With him seeking a new deal and the Miami Heat yet to get him signed to an extension, the pressure to go out and be better than he has been over the last few seasons should be immense. Winning the NBA Sixth Man Of The Year award last year was great—for the regular season.

However, you need Tyler Herro to show up and be Tyler Herro when it counts the most, which is the postseason. He has yet to do that for a full and entire postseason with great consistency yet.

Though he was hurt near the end of the last postseason, his warts began to show prior to that occurring. In any situation, you know how talented the guy is, which is without question.

Heck, the fact that he would have been a key piece of any deal says a lot in itself. But, being that it didn’t happen, Herro now receives all the pressure again to go out there and perform at the highest level we’ve seen thus far in his pro career.

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Now, for what it’s worth, the belief has to be that he’s ready for it.