Heat Star Tyler Herro Issues Major Warning To Rest Of NBA

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The Miami Heat, coming off a trip to the NBA Finals and a failed attempt to land Damian Lillard over the summer, are struggling to start the new NBA season. They hold a dismal 2-4 record, and as usual, the doubters are predicting their demise because of their lack of offensive firepower.

Guard Tyler Herro, however, is off to a hot start. He is leading the team with an average of 25.8 points a game while shooting a sizzling 45.1 percent on 8.5 3-point attempts a game, and he has reached the 30-point mark twice already in six contests.

After the Heat got past the Washington Wizards 121-114 on Friday thanks to 24 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists from Herro, he expressed supreme confidence in himself.

Two seasons ago, Herro was named the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year, but last year, he became a full-time starter, as he was in head coach Erik Spoelstra’s starting five in all 67 of his games. He put up 20.1 points a game and led the league with a 93.4 percent accuracy from the free throw line.

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Miami badly needs offense — it was the only team to average less than 110 points a game last season, and so far this season it’s just 25th in scoring. If what Herro has displayed to start the year is a sign of things to come, perhaps it will experience a bit of a boost in its offense.

With team leader Jimmy Butler struggling at 17.2 points per game on 40.3 percent shooting, perhaps this is the time for the Heat to ride the 23-year-old Herro.

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They have a tough game coming up on Monday against the Los Angeles Lakers, and they need wins in the worst way to prevent themselves from falling too far behind in the standings.