Heat Star Tyler Herro Breaks Silence On His NBA Finals Status

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Miami Heat guard Tyler Herro is going to do whatever it takes to play in the 2023 NBA Finals against the Denver Nuggets.

The Kentucky product broke his right hand in the first round of the playoffs versus the Milwaukee Bucks and underwent surgery.

“I’m going to be working out every day, twice, two or three times a day, from here until the day I hopefully come back,” Herro said after the Heat advanced to the 2023 Finals. “So I’m just going to continue to work hard and see how my body responds day by day and I’m trying to come back as soon as possible.”

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According to Chris Haynes of Bleacher Report and TNT, Herro is expected to make his return at some point during the NBA Finals, with Game 3 being the likely target. The talented scorer was cleared to resume basketball activities a week ago.

Herro averaged 20.1 points, 5.4 rebounds and 4.2 assists for the Heat during the regular season while shooting 43.9% from the floor, 37.8% from beyond the arc and 93.4% from the free-throw line. He was third on the team in points per game, trailing only All-Stars Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo.

“There’s a little soreness in my hand still,” Herro said. “But it’s all just post-surgery scar tissue and stuff like that I’m trying to work through right now and I would love to come back for the Finals and we’ll see how my hand feels.”

NBA NEWS & RUMORS: Tyler Herro, Miami Heat & Denver Nuggets Updates

Herro, who played in the 2020 Finals versus the Los Angeles Lakers, had a feeling the Heat would reach the Finals this year after the team beat the Bucks in the first round of the playoffs.

“After we won in Milwaukee, I had a feeling we’d be going back to the Finals,” Herro said. “It’s been a hell of a ride so far, just to be on the sideline. I’ve been on every road trip, been a part of everything thus far. Just being here with the team has been awesome, just to see the guys rally around each other. And it’s been good. I’m excited to have the opportunity to possibly play again this season.”

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