Tyler Herro has been a very important player for the Miami Heat ever since being drafted by them in 2019. He quickly established himself as a three-point shooting marksman. His efforts helped the Heat reach the NBA Finals in 2020 during his very first season in the league. He also made a strong case for the Rookie of the Year Award during certain stretches of the season.
The University of Kentucky recruit would go on to average better numbers over the next few seasons. After a decent initial two years in the league, he went from averaging 15 points per game to 20 points per game for the Heat. During the 2021-22 season, Tyler was named the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year. He averaged 20.7 points, 5 rebounds, and 3.4 assists per game coming off the bench.
In the 2022-23 season, Tyler Herro would average 20.1 points, 5.4 rebounds, and 4.2 assists per game. The only difference this time was that Herro was not brought off the bench as he started all 67 games he appeared in. The 23-year-old has played 242 NBA games out of a possible 300+ matchups. Herro has never been too much of a hassle healthwise either, which is a great plus point for the Heat.
Tyler Herro has missed 67 games during his career due to injury
Tyler Herro has never had any major setbacks during his four-year career with the Heat. Except for his unfortunate playoff injury in 2023 when he fractured his right hand during Game 1 of round one of the playoffs against the Milwaukee Bucks. This sidelined him for the remainder of the post-season but the Heat gave him the green light to compete in the NBA Finals.
During regular seasons, Herro has missed a total of 67 games due to injuries, conditioning, or health and safety protocols. Besides fracturing his right hand during to 2023 playoffs, the only other major injury was a neck issue he faced during his rookie season. This sidelined him for an entire month and a total of 15 games at a stretch.
Tyler Herro won’t play in Game 1, but he is out on the court getting shots up. 👀 pic.twitter.com/0i7h3h97Rp
— theScore (@theScore) May 31, 2023
Tyler battled issues with his ankle, groin, quad, knee, and back mainly. Between November and December 2022, Herro missed out on a couple of games due to an ankle injury. Either way, Herro tries his best to stay in tip-top shape for the Heat. He is one of their top scorers currently besides his teammate Jimmy Butler. Herro’s presence is very important to the Heat’s offensive schemes.