What the Miami Heat need to leave behind in 2023

From trade rumors to Duncan Robinson's slump, here's what we aren't bringing with us in the New Year.

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The New Year is almost here, so as we grow at All U Can Heat the staff got together to discuss what they want to leave behind in 2023 as we turn the calendar to 2024.

The New Year is almost here, so as we grow at All U Can Heat the staff got together to discuss what they want to leave behind in 2023 as we turn the calendar to 2024.

Tyler Herro trade rumors

Here’s how Tyler Herro’s stats compare with the two players he was mentioned in trade rumors for over the summer:

Herro: 24 points, 5.3 rebounds, 4.4 assists, and 1.3 steals while shooting 45.9% overall and 42.7% on 3s.

Damian Lillard: 26.2 points, 4.5 rebounds, 7.0 assists and 1.1 steals while shooting 43.6% overall and 37.7% on 3s

Bradley Beal: 14.7 points, 3.3 rebounds, 3.2 assists, and 0.7 steals while shooting 44.9% overall and 42.9% on 3s. Has played in just six games for the Suns and will be sidelined for at least another week.

Herro’s stats are comparable, if not better than those of Lillard and Beal this season, and he’s just 23. Lillard is 33. Beal is 30. Both will be making twice as much as Herro through 2027. By then, both Lillard and Beal’s best basketball will be behind them while Herro will be rounding into his prime.

The Heat have to be happy with Herro’s progress this season. He’s averaging a career-high in points, shooting percentage, assists, and steals, and is finding a way to make the winning plays Erik Spoelstra talks so often about. The Heat told Herro that he wouldn’t be traded for a player who isn’t a future Hall of Famer, and people are seeing why. This is the best Herro has played in his career, and it still feels like he’s just scratching the surface. – Wes Goldberg