Miami Heat: Tyler Herro the Next Devin Booker in the NBA?
The Miami Heat have been one of the best-run organizations in the NBA. Tyler Herro has played a huge role in Miami’s run to the Eastern Conference Finals. They won Game 5 against the Milwaukee Bucks by a score of 103-94.
The Heat advance to the Eastern Conference Finals for the first time since the 2013-2014 season. Miami faced the Indiana Pacers that season and beat them in six games, but then the Miami Heat lost to the San Antonio Spurs in five games.
The last time that Miami won the NBA Championship was in 2013 in seven games against the San Antonio Spurs with the infamous Ray Allen game-tying three-pointer in Game 6.
However and more importantly, could Tyler Herro of the Miami Heat become the next Devin Booker of the Phoenix Suns?
Well, they both went to the University of Kentucky and played for Head Coach John Calipari. Booker was overlooked in college because of how stacked his team was.
The same was felt for Herro. Their games are very similar because they can both shoot the basketball, especially the three-ball.
In Game 5, Tyler Herro scored 14 points off the bench. Herro shot 50 percent from the field and 42.9 percent from three land. He also grabbed eight rebounds, recorded six assists, blocked one shot, and recorded one steal though.
Tyler Herro is coming off the bench for the Miami Heat. He is only 20 years old and Herro will become one of the best two guards in the NBA one day.
He is the heartbeat and the heart and soul of that bench unit with Miami though nonetheless. Tyler Herro will continue to be improving every single game and every single day in practice though nonetheless.
It is going to be amazing when he can become as good as Dwayne Wade. Wade might be the best player in franchise history.
Pat Riley and Head Coach Erik Spoelstra deserve a ton of credit for developing him quickly and smartly.
During the regular season, Tyler Herro played in 55 games. He averaged 13.5 PPG, 4.1 RPG, 2.2 APG, 0.2 BPG, and 0.6 SPG.
Herro was drafted 13th overall in the 2019 NBA Draft.
Devin Booker is only 23 years old. He was drafted 15th overall in the 2015 NBA Draft. During Booker’s rookie season, he played in 76 games. Devin Booker averaged 13.8 PPG, 2.5 RPG, 2.6 APG, 0.3 BPG, and 0.6 SPG.
Booker averaged 26.6 PPG, 4.2 RPG, 6.5 APG, 0.3 BPG, and 0.7 SPG, in 70 games this past season though.
This could be the trajectory of Tyler Herro’s career and that is what the Miami Heat wants. They could potentially face either the Boston Celtics or the Toronto Raptors in the Eastern Conference Finals.
Miami has won their first seven-out-of-eight games in the NBA Playoffs. The Heat could potentially face either the Houston Rockets, the Denver Nuggets, the Los Angeles Clippers, or the Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA Finals.
Jimmy Butler has been a big help in Tyler Herro’s player development as well though. Herro is already a better defender than Booker and he may have a higher ceiling than him though. We will see how Tyler Herro continues to develop though.
What do you think of Tyler Herro’s development for the Miami Heat and he is the next Devin Booker though? Leave a comment below.
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