3 Things Tyler Herro can still improve, 3 that will never change

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Miami Heat, Tyler Herro
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Improve: Playmaking

For Tyler Herro to overcome his limitations and reach his ceiling, his playmaking must improve. The 6’5 guard has a 1.7:1 assist-to-turnover ratio for his career and has the ball in his hands far too much for that not to be better. He got it to 1.8:1 last season, but it still ranked 243rd in the league. His average time of possession per game ranked 58th.

Herro must be able to run an offense, but his passing is just average at this point. The 23-year-old can make plays out of the pick and roll and his assist average has improved every year. He cannot just be middle of the road. Herro must be an elite offensive option to overcome his flaws.

The Heat give him plenty of chances, but can he take that next step? Herro must be able to consistently find open teammates. There are still missed passes and head-scratching turnovers on a nightly basis.

Things should improve with reps, but will that be enough? The 6’5 guard must increase his assists, limit his turnovers, and improve his overall court vision to become an All-Star. There have been small gains in each of his first four years and more are to come. Can he become an above-average playmaker and capable lead ball-handler? It seems like a stretch, but that is the goal.