- Miami Heat would be willing to give up Tyler Herro for “a chance to land the right superior talent,” a report claims
- Herro is eligible for a contract extension this coming offseason
- His next deal “may approach his five-year, $184 million maximum,” insiders suggest
The Miami Heat’s current run that has resulted in them leading the NBA Eastern Conference is laudable. However, this does not mean that team president Pat Riley and head coach Erik Spoelstra are content with the roster they have.
Unnamed league insiders claimed that the Heat would be willing to give up Tyler Herro for “a chance to land the right superior talent,” according to Jake Fischer of the Bleacher Report. International Business Times could not independently verify this information.
“We all know Miami goes big-fish hunting,” the outlet quoted an anonymous NBA general manager as saying.
So far, the Heat has managed to rack up a 45-23 win-loss record to top the East. The Milwaukee Bucks are 2.5 games behind Miami, followed by the Philadelphia 76ers, who are 3.5 games behind.
Much of the Heat’s success is credited to the efforts of Jimmy Butler, Bam Adebayo, Kyle Lowry and Herro. If they stay the course, there is reason to believe they can compete for the NBA title.
But moving forward, the landscape may change, and this will depend on how the Heat finishes this season. If the Heat has to sacrifice some stars to get a big name in return, the 22-year-old player could be the one they’d be willing to give up.
Herro is eligible for a contract extension this coming offseason, and Fischer’s report suggested it could be a lucrative one for the third-year player and a costly one for Miami.
Herro’s next deal “may approach his five-year, $184 million maximum,” according to unnamed rival executives and agents polled by Bleacher Report.
Some insiders polled by the outlet “pointed more toward Jaylen Brown’s recent structure of a four-year, $106 million deal.”
Coming off a so-so year, Herro has rediscovered his old form this season, averaging 20.7 points, 4.8 rebounds, and 3.9 assists while shooting 44.0% from the field and 38.4% from deep, Hoops Habit pointed out.
With his performance, Herro has placed himself in a situation where he could win the NBA Sixth Man of the Year award. Being only 22, there is no denying that Herro still has a lot to give and has accolades coming his way if he maintains his level of play.
Hence, possibly trading Herro at the end of the season will not be easy. The stakes are expected to rise, especially if the Heat find a way to make it to the NBA Finals and possibly win it all.
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