Miami Heat beat writers Ethan Skolnick and Ira Winderman recently went on their podcast to talk about Tyler Herro and his regression.
Tyler Herro was one of those who finished out the 2019-20 season on a real high. He’d finished his rookie year by netting double digits in every single playoff game at the time.
It was a matter of carrying on from there, making it to the next level as a Heat starter. And Herro knows he got every opportunity to shine through the course of this year.
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But he hasn’t delivered on any of the promise he showcased in the playoffs. He’s averaging worse shooting splits, and is having a bad case of Michael Carter-Williamsitis – a.k.a second season blues.
This would be worrying for the Heat, who were said to be hesitant to trade him in the James Harden sweepstakes. If that was indeed the case, the decision looks like a really poor one now.
“Tyler Herro chose to become a celebrity”: Brian Winderman on the criticism for the Heat guard
Herro needs some pick-me-up, but he’s not earned himself that kind of likeability from fans. His persona is now apparently causing slight resentment in the Heat camp. Ira Winderman discussed this on his latest podcast:
“Tyler Herro chose to become a celebrity. He chose to become something outside the game, as is his right. With his breakfast cereal, and his Tyler Tuesdays, and his Chipotle Bowl and that’s all well and good.”
“But you know what? Other players when they see a player doing that before they’ve truly reached it. I don’t know if I want to say there’s a jealousy… They sort of take a scant view of the guy and say, ’Wait a minute buddy. You haven’t done anything yet.”
“Ultimately, the team starts to get a certain level of concern. In this particular case, the team has been concerned now for months.”