After a rather disappointing 2020-21 season, Tyler Herro has since been linked to a move away from South Beach. It looks like all these rumors were untrue with the Miami Heat now deciding to secure the 21-year-old’s future with the team.
According to Heat insider Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, the Heat have decided to pick up Herro’s team option for next season:
Heat exercises fourth year option on Herro
— Barry Jackson (@flasportsbuzz) September 3, 2021
To be clear, Herro is currently entering Year 3 of his rookie-scale deal this coming season. The fourth and final year of his deal will be for the 2022-23 campaign, so it is definitely worth noting that the Heat have decided to pick up his option as early as now. This news becomes even more relevant after trade rumors recently began circling around the 6-foot-5 shooting guard.
Herro was a revelation for Miami during their memorable NBA Finals run in the bubble last year. Big things were expected from him as a sophomore this past season, but to some extent, the former 13th overall pick wasn’t able to live up to the hype. As such, rumors began surfacing about a potential move away from Miami.
With his future now secured, Herro will now be able to focus on his basketball this coming season. The Heat are likely expecting him to make a bigger impact this year, which could be the reason behind their decision to pick up the team option on his deal.
If all goes according to plan, Herro could be negotiating an extension with the Heat next summer and he’ll definitely be hoping for a big payday.