Stay the same: Subpar defense
Tyler Herro has too many limitations going against him. His negative wingspan, average (at best) lateral quickness, and slight frame make things tough on the defensive end. The 6’5 guard is never going to be an average defender. Herro will continue to be a target. Teams know he is a weak defender and it is an easy spot to attack, especially in the playoffs.
Tyler Herro needs to make a Stephen Curry-esque leap on the defensive end of the floor. The four-time NBA champion is a below-average defender, but small improvements allowed him to hold his own and stay on the floor. Herro does not need to be in the running for the All-Defensive team. He just cannot be the target on every possession.
The 6’5 guard can still improve his defense, but fans must keep their expectations in check. Small gains matter and could be massive for Herro’s overall game. He does not have to be an elite offensive engine if he can play adequate defense. Do not expect a miracle, but Herro needs to take things from abysmal to passable.
Tyler Herro remains a polarizing player with room to grow. Every team would love to have a 23-year-old who scores 20 points per game, but can the 6’5 guard turn into an All-Star? There is work to do, and it will be fascinating to see how he improves.