Miami Heat Roundtable: Should Tyler Herro be the starting shooting guard?

Max Strus #31 and Tyler Herro #14 of the Miami Heat look on against the Charlotte Hornets (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
Max Strus #31 and Tyler Herro #14 of the Miami Heat look on against the Charlotte Hornets (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /
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Indiana Pacers guard Kelan Martin (21) shoots the ball while Miami Heat guard Tyler Herro (14) and guard Max Strus (31) defend( Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports) /

As the Miami Heat get set to tip their season off, many of the burning offseason questions will officially be answered. Well, at least the first crack at an answer will be established for many of those questions.

Among them is Tyler Herro’s status with the team and what his future had in store as it pertained to the Miami Heat. Getting him locked into a deal just a short time ago though, that question has been all but answered.

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With that, whether he was a starter on this team was something else that had been a burning topic leaving last season and coming into this one. He certainly thought he was but also, in a more recent statement, stated that he is willing to do whatever is necessary to help the team win.

But that’s just it. Should he be the starter for this Miami Heat ball club this season?

That is the burning question today. And here is our answer in the latest AUCH Roundtable.

My Take – Yes, Tyler Herro should be the starter

For a long time, I was, somewhat, against him being the starter. Though it truly didn’t matter, as he played a starter’s load of minutes and produced at a top-25 scoring level in the league off the bench, it was about the delivery more than anything.

There is only one ball and if Tyler Herro best delivers when that ball is in his hands, then why not put him and your team in a position where you can most maximize him?

Also. Herro ready for ‘whatever role’ he’s given. light

That means you shouldn’t place him in a starting lineup that also features two other guys who you want to have the ball, such as Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo, three even when considering that you’re hoping for a bounce back from Kyle Lowry this year.

However, Herro has done a ton to calm those qualms from this direction. His attitude about it, his willingness to do whatever was a warm notion in the first place that made you feel good about his mentality and growth into whatever his role is, you have to admit that as a setup to what was actually to come.

Then though, in the limited preseason action he got, he showed you some stuff that he hadn’t in previous years that will allow him to be just as effective no matter where he plays from or who he plays with. To be specific here, his ability to be explosive as an off-ball scorer is what does it for me.

He’ll have his moments where he is the ball-dominant figure on the court, but when he is playing beside another guy who needs the rock, you also love that he can still be his usual dynamic self. That’s why I do believe he should be a starter to open the year.