Right now, many of the headlines about Tyler Herro of the Miami Heat are about this potential move to another team.
But those stories overshadow the fact that Herro is a very special young player.
The guard was named the 2021-22 Sixth Man of the Year and has arguably only gotten better since then.
He is also a member of a very exclusive group of NBA legends.
According to The Ringer, via NBACentral, Herro is one of the few players to average 20 points, 5 rebounds, and 4 assists at age 23 in this century.
The other players on this list include Kevin Garnett, Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade, Nikola Jokic, LeBron James, Chris Paul, and others.
In other words, Herro is in very good company.
According to the @ringer, players to average 20-5-4 at age 23 this century:
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— NBACentral (@TheDunkCentral) August 7, 2023
In 2022-23, Herro put up 20.1 points, 5.4 rebounds, and 4.2 assists.
He was yet again an important part of his team’s roster.
He was also no longer a sixth man, starting in all 67 of his regular season games.
Unfortunately, he hurt his hand at the very beginning of the playoffs and didn’t appear in the postseason again.
The game when he injured his hand might be the last he’ll ever play for the Heat.
Since the Damian Lillard trade drama began, Herro’s name has continually been mentioned in mock proposals.
It seems very like if and when the Heat finally get Lillard, they will be sending Herro away, along with other trade assets.
Some Portland Trail Blazers fans are unhappy with this idea and don’t see the appeal of Herro.
However, this impressive statistic, and the last few years, shows that Herro could really help the Blazers or any team he ends up playing for.NEXT: Bam Adebayo Talks Dwyane Wade's Impact On The Heat