Top 100 NBA player rankings gets it right (and wrong) with Heat stars

The Ringer put together a top 100 player rankings list. Where does the Heat trio of Jimmy Butler, Bam Adebayo and Tyler Herro stand?
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Tyler Herro at 80: Too high

Herro’s ranking here is slightly generous. There’s an argument made that his backcourt teammate in Rozier should have been included in these rankings over him. However, Herro’s natural offensive talent makes him a household name around the league.

Herro put up season averages of 20.8 points, 5.3 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 0.7 steals on 44.1% shooting and 39.6% from deep. He also shot an efficient 85.6% from the free-throw line, although down from the season prior where he shot a league-best 93.4%. Ever since winning the NBA Sixth Man of the Year award in 2022, Herro’s development has been stagnant.

He showed signs earlier in this past season of being much more active on the defensive end, but that fizzled out shortly after. Now a part of this is injuries -- Herro appeared in just 42 of the team’s 82 games. If it wasn’t injuries holding Herro back, it was consistency issues. 

The best ability is availability, and unfortunately, Herro has had an injury-riddled beginning of his career. His 80th overall ranking here isn’t too far off, but for a guy who only played half a season, it might have been about 10 spots too high.

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