I like Tyler Herro’s belief in himself.
When asked a question like that on the spot, I wouldn’t expect any competitor to say he is lesser than some of his contemporaries. Herro has undoubtedly shown flashes that he could be in those discussions with the players he mentioned, while his overall stats, at least early in his career, show that he is a good, not great player yet.
15, 5, and 3 on 43% shooting and 37% from 3.
Stats like that will keep you in the NBA for a long time but won’t make you are all-star. Luka, Trae, and Ja have already shown they can be franchise players on their teams, Herro hasn’t been given that opportunity to show he can do that. He has only started 23 of the 109 games he has played in, so he is just energy off the bench for the moment.
It doesn’t look like he will get much of a chance, at least early in the season, to improve those numbers after the HEAT signed Kyle Lowry, which means Herro will once again be coming off the bench. It is still very early in his career. He will have an opportunity to show people he can be an elite all-star level player. It just might not be this year.
It is possible he won’t get that chance unless he is traded to a team that he can start for and flourish.
The best thing he can do is be the best player on the court when he is out there and force the HEAT to give him more playing time, especially those crunch-time minutes because that is what separates the good players from the great players. If he can recapture that bubble magic, maybe we will speak on him like we do Luka and the others.
Time will tell.
Flip the page for Herro, speaking how he is already on their level and some Twitter reactions.