Tyler Herro, the Miami Heat guard, has been the subject of trade rumors for nearly two months during this offseason, with significant attention on the possibility of him being included in a trade deal for Damian Lillard, the guard from the Portland Trail Blazers.
A recent report now suggests that despite his previous loyalty and commitment to the Miami team, Tyler Herro has become unhappy with the developments surrounding his future during this offseason.
“I know—I’m fairly certain about this, Tyler Herro has not been pleased by all that’s gone on in Miami this offseason. How he’s been bandied about as filler in trade talks. He has not been happy w/ how his name has been tossed around in trade talks” @SIChrisMannix of @NBCSBoston pic.twitter.com/J1bKxurbLN
— Dru (@dru_star) September 1, 2023
Yet, various Miami fans on Heat X, formerly known as Twitter, are proposing a different narrative. They suggest that the 23-year-old guard has a strong affection for Miami and is eager to continue his tenure with the team.
Please tell me your source @SIChrisMannix
Tyler loves Miami and wants to stay. I’ll reveal my source if you reveal yours https://t.co/FHFLF5RdhD
— Austin (@ChefTrillie) September 1, 2023
It went from “I know” to “I’m fairly certain” pretty quickly 😂😂😂 https://t.co/fU6mnDs76K
— ㅤ (@C_S__) September 1, 2023
Tyler Herro has been with the Miami Heat since he was drafted by the team in 2019 and has spent his entire career there. In the previous season, he transitioned into a full-time starting role for Miami after earning the league’s Sixth Man of the Year award in the 2021-22 season.
The former first-round pick had impressive stats in the 2022-23 regular season, averaging 20.1 points, 5.4 rebounds, and 4.2 assists per game. He also showcased solid shooting percentages, hitting 43.9 percent from the field and 37.8 percent from beyond the arc. Unfortunately, his playoff participation was limited to just one game due to an injury sustained in Miami’s first playoff matchup against the Milwaukee Bucks.
Meanwhile, the ongoing Damian Lillard trade rumors have connected him to the Miami Heat for quite some time. Despite this, the Heat and the Portland Trail Blazers have made little progress in their trade discussions involving the 33-year-old superstar. This situation has added some uncertainty to the Heat’s offseason plans.
Throughout these developments, Tyler Herro has remained in a state of readiness while awaiting clarity about his future. He recently completed the final season of his rookie contract with the Heat and is set to play the next four seasons under the extension he signed last year.
It’s widely acknowledged that Lillard’s presence would significantly boost the Heat’s championship aspirations. It’s not often that a prolific scorer like Lillard, who averaged 32.2 points per game last season, becomes available for trade. The challenge for Miami now is to negotiate a deal with the determined Blazers front office.
For Herro, this means being patient until the situation becomes clear. Despite conflicting reports about his sentiments amid Miami’s tumultuous offseason, it’s safe to assume that he’ll be prepared to contribute when the 2023-24 season begins, regardless of where he’s playing.