Heat news: Erik Spoelstra claims Miami's trust in Tyler Herro 'has been earned'
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Erik Spoelstra claims Heat’s trust in Tyler Herro ‘has been earned within our walls’

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It was rookie Tyler Herro and not All-Star Jimmy Butler who was hitting the clutch shots against the Chicago Bulls on Sunday, something Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra isn’t surprised by.

Spoelstra says the Heat’s trust in Herro “has been earned within our walls.”

“Look, if your max player trusts you at that point in the game, and Jimmy was looking for him, that says all you need to know,” Spoelstra said, via The Miami Herald.

“That trust has been earned within our walls, and Jimmy has seen what this kid does in those situations. It’s not just about the make. He’s shooting it in rhythm, confidently taking it and you live with the results, whatever that is. So you see it, you can’t really define it. You just see it in Tyler day after day.”

Herro is putting up 14.5 points, 4.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game on the season. He’s shooting 44.8 percent from the field, 39.2 percent from beyond the arc and 83.0 percent from the free-throw line.

The Heat are so happy they were able to draft Herro, who doesn’t act or play like a rookie. The sharpshooter fits the Heat culture and already has a good relationship with Butler, Miami’s best player.