It’s hard to put so much stock into players’ performances in the NBA Summer League, but it’s also tough to dismiss the success that Tyler Herro is having with the Miami Heat.
There were concerns about Herro’s physical limitations heading into the 2019 NBA Draft. His unimpressive wingspan raised a few questions about whether he can succeed at the next level.
Miami selected the Kentucky guard with the No. 13 overall pick despite some doubt about his potential. Let’s just say that Pat Riley and management must be pretty thrilled they made that selection.
Herro is dominating the Summer League with the Heat, and on Tuesday he flashed his star potential by putting up 25 points in a comeback victory.
The Heat are undefeated this summer behind the play of their first-round pick.
Of course, Miami has to love that Herro is showing signs of being a great scorer on the perimeter. However, he’s also showing that he can do more than just knock down jumpers.
Tyler Herro 🔥
— NBA TV (@NBATV) July 9, 2019
In his only season with Kentucky, Herro became the team’s go-to scorer in crunch time. He averaged 14.0 points and 4.5 rebounds per game for the Wildcats.
Herro has already been so impressive in Summer League that he’s the subject of trade rumors involving Russell Westbrook.
The Heat might want to keep Herro for the foreseeable future, especially when you consider how productive he’s been thus far.