Heat’s Erik Spoelstra drops major update on Tyler Herro’s health condition
Miami Heat guard Tyler Herro was sidelined for 15 games due to ankle problems. This slightly hampered his development but according to head coach Erik Spoelstra, the rookie is good to go and is fully healthy.
Per Anthony Chiang of the Miami Herald, Spoelstra shared that Herro has performed well in their first practices in the Orlando bubble.
Erik Spoelstra said Tyler Herro "looks 100 percent, for sure." He said he has moved great in first few practices.
— Anthony Chiang (@Anthony_Chiang) July 12, 2020
Tyler Herro, the 13th overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, has been considered one of the best players of his decorated batch that includes Zion Williamson, Ja Morant, among others.
In 47 games (six starts), Herro averaged 12.9 points, 4.0 rebounds, and 1.9 assists across 27.2 minutes. Analysts favored Herro as the one who’ll win top rookie honors early on. However, amid lingering ankle concerns, he effectively fell out of the radar.
Despite this, the 20-year-old has remained a key fixture in Spoelstra’s line up. The Heat currently sport a 41-24 record for fourth in the East. Some believe that the Heat are the dark horse to win it all. Especially after they added Andre Iguodala and Jae Crowder via trade in February.
The move signified that Heat president Pat Riley is putting an end to the rebuilding stage. He’s confident that the roster led by Jimmy Butler, Bam Adebayo, Goran Dragic, and Herro have a chance to win it all in the coming playoffs.
It’s a tall order since out in the East, the Milwaukee Bucks are the top favorites to win it all. Also, the defending champions Toronto Raptors haven’t lost a step. Yet one cannot discount the Heat — an organization led by champions.