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Heat’s Andre Iguodala sees similarities between Tyler Herro, Stephen Curry

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Miami Heat veteran Andre Iguodala had some very high praise for teammate Tyler Herro following the rookie’s career performance on Wednesday against the Boston Celtics. According to Iguodala, he sees shades of former Golden State Warriors teammate Stephen Curry in Herro.

That’s obviously some compliment right there. While Iguodala did express his belief that the Heat rookie is not at the same level of his former teammate with the Warriors, he also could not help but find some similarities between the two:

“I won’t compare them,” Iguodala said, via Michael Rosenberg of SI. “But they definitely have … I’m trying for the right word. The way they can handle the ball and get into their shots, Tyler shows some resemblances there. I’m not saying they’re the same. But there are some resemblances in that he can get to his shot pocket off the dribble and off the shoot and catch, which is rare—that guys have both of those features in their games.”

Iguodala spent six years playing alongside Curry in Oakland. The veteran also saw Curry’s breakout performance in the 2013 playoffs up close as a member of the Denver Nuggets, so he’s truly an authority on this matter. For him to even speak Herro’s name in the same breath as the former back-to-back MVP is the ultimate compliment for the 20-year-old Heat rookie.

To be fair, Herro did look like a Splash Brother on Wednesday. The 6-foot-5 shooting guard was on fire all night long, dropping a career-best 37 points with five triples in a crucial Heat victory. Herro’s heroics led to a huge win for Miami, who are now on the brink of their first trip to the NBA Finals in six years.

The Heat have a 3-1 lead over the Celtics and will try to punch their ticket to the Finals on Friday.