The Miami Heat want to add another star, and Tyler Herro is the key to making that happen. The 23-year-old has averaged over 20 points per game for two straight years, but can he become a star? Teams are split on that analysis. Herro is the Heat’s best available asset. Miami needs one team to be high on the 6’5 guard to make a blockbuster trade a reality.
If Herro is a future star, why are the Heat trying to move on? Fans know the 23-year-old has flaws and some of them are unfixable. There are a minuscule number of NBA players whose height is longer than their wingspan, and Herro has a slight frame. There is still plenty of room to grow, but he will never become a superstar.
Tyler Herro should be fully invested in reaching his ceiling whether it is in Miami or elsewhere. The 6’5 guard can still be an All-Star and elite offensive weapon, but not without upgrading his game.
3 Things Tyler Herro can still improve, 3 that won’t change
Herro is one of 13 players since 2000 to average over 20 points, five rebounds, and four assists per game at 23 years old, according to Stathead. The other 12 were All-Stars. Chris Paul is the only one not to average at least 24 points per game for a full season in their career. History is on Herro’s side and minor tweaks could make him a 25-point per game scorer for the next decade.
The 6’5 wing needs to improve his shooting efficiency and shot diet. He took 42.2 percent of his shots from three feet to the 3-point line last season. Herro is not an elite athlete and struggles to get to the rim. Just 9.4 percent of his field goals came inside three feet last year, which was the lowest of his career. He must eliminate some mid-rangers in favor of more threes and rim attacks.
Playing off the ball more could help as it may allow him to use his best skill even more.