Heat guard Tyler Herro got off to a strong start in preseason today. Via the Sun Sentinel:
There was a time when Tyler Herro was the walking embodiment of Miami Heat trade rumors.
Such as at March’s NBA trading deadline. Then August’s start of offseason personnel period.
And then there are nights such as Monday’s 125-99 preseason victory over the Atlanta Hawks at FTX Arena, when a reminder was offered of what remains in place and what just a calendar year earlier helped fuel the Heat to within two victories of the 2020 NBA title.
With Jimmy Butler given the night off for rest, Herro scored 16 first-quarter points on the way to 26 in 26 minutes, in a display that bodes promising for what is expected to be a sixth-man role.
It was an encouraging opening statement for the Heat in an exhibition that included several, including a heartening Heat debut by Kyle Lowry, offensive consistency from Bam Adebayo and encouraging moments from Duncan Robinson, Max Strus and even Omer Yurtseven and KZ Okpala.