The Miami Heat have been on every basketball enthusiast’s mind lately as they maintain their stay among the top three teams in the Eastern Conference. This defense functions on really solid defensive which naturally converts into an automatic point on the offensive side of the court.
One player that goes by the name of Tyler Herro had received a lot of criticism last season for not being good enough for the team to get wins after putting up winning numbers in the bubble. This led the infamous “bubble boy” tagline you may have heard some people use. Herro has turned the tables around for himself this season and a major part of the Heat’s success is because of his ability to back up his team on offense exactly when they need him the most.
Tyler Herro establishes himself as an elite shooter
Throughout his career, the guard has been heavily regarded for his smooth jumper from deep sinking them at an incredible rate as well. He started his career averaging 13.5 points with 4.1 rebounds and 2.2 assists shooting a brilliant 42.8% from the field while making 2.1 threes per game. It was during the bubble where the young baller had marked his spot in the league. Tyler upped his averages to 16.3 points per game with 5 rebounds and 3.7 assists.
During his second year in the league, a lot of words calling him out on his inefficient playing had thrown him off his game at times but he still managed to maintain a close bubble stat with 15.1 points, 5 rebounds and 3.4 assist per game shooting 43.9% from the field and 36% from three.
This year, the player came in with a mission and was very vocal about it saying that he planned on winning the Most Improved Player of the Year and Sixth Man of the Year Awards. His performance speaks for itself as he averages 20.3 points with 4.9 rebounds and 3.9 assists per game while making 2.7 threes per game shooting a career low of 42.7% with more attempts. Herro is currently the front runner to win the Sixth man of the Year award and by a very big margin.
Tyler Herro draws a comparison to the late great Kobe Bryant
According to a tweet uploaded by Heat Nation, Tyler Herro and Kobe Bryant are very close in statistics during their third year in the league. Kobe averaged 19.9 points with 3.8 assists, 5.3 rebounds and 3.1 turnovers. He shot 46.5% from the field, 26.7% from deep and 83.9% from the free throwline.
Tyler Herro is averaging 20.3 points with 4.9 rebounds, 3.9 assists and a significantly less 2.8 turnovers per game. Herro has a much higher percentage from three shooting 38.2% from beyond the arc while making 86% of his free throws.
As you would expect, fans were a little upset about the comparison since Kobe Bryant was a league of his own. But a statistical comparison is different from the value a player brings to the league and that value varies with different people. Here are a couple of reactions to this tweet.