3 Young players the Heat should develop, 2 to give up on

Miami Heat, Tyler Herro. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports
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Miami Heat, Tyler Herro
Miami Heat, Tyler Herro. Mandatory Credit: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports /

Develop: Tyler Herro

Herro is only 23 years old and has scored over 20 points per game in back-to-back seasons. He is often underrated by fans and media members, but it is tough to argue with his production. The 6’5 wing was injured during this year’s run to the NBA Finals, but he played the third-most minutes and was the fourth-leading scorer during their finals trip in the bubble. Herro was the team’s third-leading scorer in their conference finals run in 2022, despite playing through a groin injury.

He is not the prototypical player. Herro struggles on defense, and his production dips mightily in the playoffs. Teams are going to force him to defend on the ball, and he needs to figure out how to score when the defense tightens.

Still, Tyler Herro is 23 years old. He is likely multiple years away from his peak and has already twice averaged 20 points per game. Jimmy Butler didn’t put up 20 a night until he was 25, and most players never do it.

The Miami Heat should look to keep Tyler Herro out of a superstar trade because he is a blossoming young talent. He ranks 74th in The Ringer’s player rankings right now, and the best is still yet to come. Herro could quickly vault into the top 50, and the Heat could regret giving up a young talent, even one that has flaws, for an aging superstar.