We all know that Tyler Herro shows great potential for becoming a franchise player at some point during his career. However, this might happen sooner than we expect. Over the last couple of seasons, the point guard has been making a statement that he’s here to dominate and become one of the top players in the league. And it simply shows through his offense.
During the off-season, the former Sixth Man of the Year was involved in a bunch of trade scenarios. The Miami Heat were trying to acquire Damian Lillard from the Portland Trail Blazers. The latter team had high demands which ultimately led the Heat to include Herro in a package. Surprisingly, the Blazers did not show much interest in the former SMOTY. But this did not age well considering how Herro is making a comeback this year.
“Our offense looks a lot different when he’s on the court.”
– Erik Spoelstra on Tyler Herro pic.twitter.com/uK6wjDnlVF
— Heat Nation (@HeatNationCom) October 16, 2023
So far, Tyler Herro has had an impressive during the preseason. Miami is currently 2-1 with their latest win coming from their game against the Memphis Grizzlies. Erik Spoelstra, the Heat’s head coach was impressed by Herro’s performance. He said, “He’s prepared himself all summer long and he just makes our offense so much more dynamic.”
“Tonight was a case in point. And you’re playing against a very good defense. It’s preseason, I get it. But our offense just looks a lot different when he’s on the court,” Spoelstra concluded. Herro’s presence is slowly being recognized more than it previously was.
Erik Spoelstra believes Tyler Herro will only get better over time
During the Heat’s recent game against the Grizzlies, Tyler Herro scored 30 points along with 3 rebounds and 6 assists. He shot 11-19 (57.9%) from the field, 4-7 (57.1%) from deep, and 4-5 (80%) from the free throw line. Herro is returning from an injury that took him out during the playoffs last season. He appeared in one game before fracturing his hand. But it seems like he is determined to make it a point that Pat Riley and the Heat realizes how good he is.
Before this game, Spoelstra stated that Herro was only going to be a better player in the future. He said, “He’s able to get to places because of his skill level, it gets players off balance because of his range and the skill and all those things and it’s a blessing to be able to have him back and feeling great. He had a terrific summer. I think this he’s only gonna get better.”
It isn’t an unknown fact that Tyler Herro boosts the Heat’s offense when he’s on the court. With most of their veteran stars listed out against the Grizzlies, Herro took it as his responsibility to snag a victory. Which seemed impossible against a team such as the Grizzlies. The Heat’s victory is extra special as they only had a bunch of third and fourth-rotational players available that day.