Shannon Sharpe claims that the Miami Heat should have traded Tyler Herro for James Harden when they had the chance, after getting swept.
The Milwaukee Bucks entered their first round series against Tyler Herro and the Miami Heat with a bevy of doubters latched onto them. After losing 4-1 to the Heat in the 2020 Playoffs in merely the second round, Giannis Antetokounmpo and company were surrounded by many skeptics who believed history would repeat itself and that the Heat would discard the Bucks once again.
This was far from what took place as the Bucks took care of business on their home floor and the Heat’s floor as well, sweeping them to catapult themselves into the second round. More so than the Bucks having improved drastically, it was the Miami Heat who regressed dramatically from what they were in the NBA Bubble, taking the Lakers to 6 games in the Finals.
Miami’s stars such as Jimmy Butler, Bam Adebayo, and Duncan Robinson all saw significant dips in their averages, across the board in this postseason, when compared to last year’s. Tyler Herro is amongst this group of players as well.
Shannon Sharpe wanted the Miami Heat to trade Tyler Herro for James Harden.
The James Harden debacle reached its boiling point in mid-January after an embarrassing loss to the Los Angeles Lakers on the Rockets’ home floor. With Houston forced to trade him, 3 teams were at the forefront of the James Harden sweepstakes: Philly, Brooklyn, and Miami.
The Brooklyn Nets eventually edged out the competition and snagged the 2018 MVP to form the greatest offensive trio in the history of the league. Fast-forward to today and the Heat could’ve desperately needed a guy like Harden, who could generate his offense at will. Shannon Sharpe clearly thinks the Heat made a mistake in not trading for him.
It was reported ,Heat were unwilling to include Herro in any trade scenario for Harden. Imagine that ? To get Harden, I would’ve included, Tyler Herro, Guitar Hero, A SuperHero and Hogan Hero reruns. 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
— shannon sharpe (@ShannonSharpe) May 29, 2021
In all fairness, the flashes of greatness Tyler Herro had shown in the NBA Bubble could not be disregarded in the slightest. The rookie averaged 19.2 points on 52.3% shooting from the field in the Eastern Conference Finals last season against the Boston Celtics.
Of course, Tyler Herro did not perform up to the mark one bit in this year’s postseason as he averaged a measly 9.3 points on 31% shooting from the field. It’s merely Herro’s second season in the NBA so hopefully a disappointing season like this one allows him to grow more as a player.