Heat insider says '75 percent chance' Tyler Herro is traded this offseason

by:Jack Pilgrim06/25/21
[caption id="attachment_356978" align="alignnone" width="2560"] (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)[/caption] Is Tyler Herro's time in Miami coming to a close? Heat insider Ethan J. Skolnick says it's more likely than not. Following the team's first-round sweep to the Milwaukee Bucks in the 2021 NBA Playoffs, it appears the Heat are looking for a roster shakeup, with a move involving Herro being one of the rumored trades. “I have now heard that there is a 75 percent chance or better that he is traded this offseason,” Skolnick said of Herro. “In fact, when I’ve thrown out 75 percent to several league sources, they’ve told me that’s low.” In his second year with the Heat, Herro averaged 15.1 points, 5.0 rebounds and 3.4 assists per contest to go with 43.9 percent shooting overall and 36.0 percent from three. While he saw raises in point, rebound and assist averages, there was speculation late in the season that the team had grown concerned with the former Wildcat's focus on becoming a celebrity. “Tyler Herro chose to become a celebrity,” Ira Winderman, Miami Heat beat writer for the South Florida Sun Sentinel, said on the Inside the Paint podcast . “He chose to become something outside the game, as is his right. With his breakfast cereal, and his ‘Tyler Tuesdays’ and his Chipotle Bowl. That’s all well and good. But you know what? Other players when they see a player doing that before they’ve truly reached it — I don’t know if I want to say there’s a jealousy — but the pro’s pros, when we talk about this, they sort of take a scant view of the guy and say, ‘Wait a minute buddy. You haven’t done anything yet.’” And the concerns had reportedly been there for “months.” “Tyler brings a lot of this on himself. This isn’t the first time,” Skolnick, who is also a co-host on the show, added. “… Ultimately, the team starts to get a certain level of concern. In this particular case, the team has been concerned now for months. That’s just where we’re at.” Drafted with the 14th overall pick in 2019, Herro helped the Heat make a run to the NBA Finals as a rookie, averaging 13.5 points, 4.1 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game on the year. He then upped those numbers to 16.0 points, 5.1 rebounds and 3.7 assists per contest in the playoffs. Now, it appears the Heat could be including Herro in a trade this offseason. Where would you want to see the former Wildcat land?

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