Staggering Tyler Herro with Miami Heat bench is all about ‘reign over rock’

Miami Heat guard Tyler Herro (14) drives against San Antonio Spurs forward Zach Collins (23)(Jim Rassol-USA TODAY Sports)
Miami Heat guard Tyler Herro (14) drives against San Antonio Spurs forward Zach Collins (23)(Jim Rassol-USA TODAY Sports) /
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Miami Heat guard Tyler Herro (14) attempts a three point shot against the LA Clippers(Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports) /

The Miami Heat Can Maximize All Of Their Guys, Tyler Herro Included, This Way

When it comes to Tyler Herro, him in the starting lineup alongside those guys hasn’t always worked best this year, thus far, something else that’s been seen. What happens is that it is too much your turn and my turn when it comes to him being his most effective and everyone else trying to do the same thing.

The way he operates just isn’t always conducive to full-time minute-sharing with Adebayo and Butler.

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For any great ball player on offense, but especially a three-level guy like Tyler Herro who likes to manipulate the entire court and differently on any given possession to just, flat out, get buckets—his reign over the rock or combination of time/capability to dominate the on-ball time is key.

That isn’t the most efficient deployment though when considering Adebayo and Butler. That’s why what Coach Spo has begun to do with Herro is also just as key.

For clarity, Herro should still be a “full-time” bench guy, but only in name and deployment if you were to ask here. Take last season for example, his Sixth Man Of The Year campaign, where he was a top-25 scorer in the league off the bench.

He could be the same or higher this season, still playing 30-plus minutes of action, while having key minutes staggered with the starters and other main guys. That’s what works best for the Miami Heat as a team.

And that’s not a knock on Tyler, but it is a means to go about maximizing all of your guys and especially your three top guys. However and for Spo to go about it this way isn’t the worst thing in the world either and if it works, which it looks like it has the potential to, then all is well that ends well.

Again, if it works, this may just be the evolution of last season and the proper trajectory in Herro’s growth. This is still the same deployment, for the most part, just slightly tweaked and if nothing else, to pacify his desire to start.

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Because regardless of where he plays from or wants to play from, for that matter as he got the contract which is most important, it’s always going to be and has been about his “reign over the rock” when it comes to Tyler Herro.