He’s become so important, in fact, that he earned the honor of being the 2021-22 NBA Sixth Man of the Year for his strong showing off the bench.
He doesn’t have a chance of winning that prize this year, but not because he isn’t terrific.
It’s because he’s now so vital to the Heat that he’s starting in every game.
Tyler Herro's last 24 hours:
Career-high in 3s at OKC (9 3PM)
ANOTHER career-high in 3s at HOU (10 3PM)
Career-high in PTS at HOU (41 PTS)
No limit 🔥 pic.twitter.com/VnqU9CkKX5
— NBA (@NBA) December 16, 2022
That is a smart move from head coach Erik Spoelstra because Herro has been radiant lately.
Just the other day, Herro scored a career-high number of three-pointers against the Oklahoma City Thunder (he scored 9).
Then, only hours later, he scored 10 threes, setting a new record, and also had a career-high in points with 41.
As Herro has heated up, the team has as well.
Herro Is Here
Herro recently re-signed with the Heat and vowed that he’d help the team even more.
He has said he has the confidence to assist with leading the team and truly believes in himself to be an All-Star player.
So far this season, Herro is posting 21.2 points, 6.3 rebounds, and 4.1 assists on 46.1% from the field and a truly helpful 41.6% from the three-point line.
That’s a marginal step up from last season when he produced 21.2 points, 6.3 rebounds, and 4.1 assists on 44.7% from the field and 41.6% from downtown.
Now the big challenge for the Heat is for them to get even better and viable for the playoffs.
They got off to a rough start this season but have started to look better, winning their last three games and rising to 8th in the East.
They’ve still got a way to go and Herro is well aware of that and seemingly ready to help.