Tyler Herro’s introduction to the NBA shot off the rocket. As a rookie in the NBA bubble created by Covid 19, Tyler Herro, a 6’5″ shooting guard from Kentucky, was a huge contributor to the Miami Heat’s surprise rise to the NBA Finals. Chosen 13th overall, the youngest player to ever do so scored at least 30 off the bench –Tyler Herro had 37 vs Boston in the Eastern Conference Finals, and looked like a star to track.After so much early success, it’s understandable for a second year slump to happen, and with Tyler Herro, that’s what it is.
Tyler Herro is a bubble surprise
Tyler Herro has confidence in the playoffs. He showed himself to be a star as he averaged 16.3 points per and 3.7 assists on 45.2% of shots. He also shoots a very good 37.6% from the bow. Tyler Herro sometimes seems to be faster than the opponent, and big things are expected of him before the start of the season. The way he plays is what makes a lot of people turn their heads. It didn’t matter whether he slashed into the basket or hit nothing but the net from the outside, the hit was ridiculous. Tyler Herro seems like the child prodigy that everyone is talking about going into this season.
When success comes, the 2021 playoff numbers drop. Averaged 7.7 points, 1.7 assists on 28% shooting and 33.3% from deep is a huge difference from last season, and looking at the numbers, one might think Tyler Herro is injured. She does not. His splash in 2020 didn’t materialize in the playoffs and the Heat were smacked in the mouth by the eventual champion Bucks. Milwaukee swept the reigning Eastern Conference champions in the first round.
Tyler Herro chose to be a celebrity,” “He chose to be something outside the game, as he was right. With his breakfast cereal, and his Tyler Tuesdays, and his Chipotle Bowl and it’s all good. But you know what? Other players when they see a player do that before they actually reach it. I don’t know if I want to say there is jealousy. … They looked slightly at the man and said, ‘Wait a minute mate. You haven’t done anything yet.”
“In the end, the team started to get a certain level of concern,” “In this particular case, the team has been worried for months.”
Many claim that Tyler Herro grew too much into his celebrity status and lost focus on the game of basketball. I don’t think he did anything any other pro athlete would do after such a rookie campaign, but the drop in execution and talent wasn’t there for Tyler Herro.
Tyler Herro’s name is mentioned in many trade proposals, and what effect it will have on the mentality of young players in the NBA, only Herro knows. His skills are excellent, and that he had early success should prompt Tyler Herro to show last season was an anomaly. Kendrick Nunn, who beat Tyler Herro, was sold to the Los Angeles Lakers. Will he be able to bring it all back?
The Miami Heat used Tyler Herro’s 4th year option and will make 5.7 million next season. He should have a stronger understanding of the NBA and how the players set their own pace during the offseason as they mature as men. The addition of Kyle Lowry in Miami will help in the development of Tyler Herro as Lowry shows that North Philly is persistent in training and in huddle.
I ask again: was last season an anomaly?