Since Damian Lillard made it clear that he wants to move from the Portland Trail Blazers to the Miami Heat, everyone has been wondering what a possible trade would look like.
One name that has been tossed around repeatedly is Tyler Herro.
Most people agree that Herro would certainly be part of any package to acquire Lillard.
Tim Bontemps really likes the concept of Herro playing in Portland, alongside Shaedon Sharpe and Scoot Henderson.
Writing for ESPN, via Dru on Twitter, Bontemps said:
“I like the fit of Tyler Herro with Scoot Henderson and Shaedon Sharpe, particularly for a young team. Herro is a really good shooter, can play on and off the ball, and should help create more space for Henderson to operate.”
“I like the fit of Tyler Herro with Scoot Henderson and Shaedon Sharpe, particularly for a young team. Herro is a really good shooter, can play on and off the ball, and should help create more space for Henderson to operate.” – @TimBontempshttps://t.co/QKw1aoZbU6 pic.twitter.com/bw3eilN3W2
— Dru (@dru_star) September 14, 2023
There is no doubt that Herro is a very impressive young basketball player.
The man averaged 20.1 points, 5.4 rebounds, and 4.2 assists last season, on a 43.9% field goal percentage.
He’s been a key part of the Heat’s roster for years now and even earned Sixth Man of the Year in 2022.
Still, many reports have said that the Blazers aren’t keen on keeping Herro around and he would have to be part of a three-team deal.
But Bontemps makes some fine points about why he would fit with Sharpe and the rookie Henderson.
He would be able to play on and off the ball and would also be able to teach the two players quite a bit too.
Both Sharpe and Henderson are guards and they could learn a lot from someone like Herro.
The experience and expertise that Herro brings could grant them a lot of wisdom early in their careers.
But will that be enough to warm Portland to the concept of Herro on their roster?NEXT: Reporter Denies Recent Rumors About Damian Lillard