Heat’s Tyler Herro’s bold assessment of his shooting amid 3-point struggles
Tyler Herro has been struggling from the 3-point arc, and his performance has reflected how the Miami Heat have been playing so far: At 3-4 on the season, the Heat have been struggling to get the ball rolling and to return to the championship-caliber team the NBA saw last season.
The second-year guard out of Kentucky, Herro has been turning heads since the moment he stepped on the court for the Heat. He, along with the rest of the young core, helped take the Miami Heat to the NBA Finals while only being the fifth seed in the Eastern Conference. However, this season has been an entirely different story.
Herro has been shooting 29.7% from 3-point land this season for the Heat, unlike the 38.9%, he shot last season. Though it has not affected his overall offensive production, as he has been scoring a solid 13.4 points a game, a shooter’s slump has often stripped individuals of their confidence to take the shots they normally take. From Paul George’s disappointing performance for the Los Angeles Clippers to Russell Westbrook’s poor offensive abilities hurting the Houston Rockets in the 2019-2020 playoffs last year, the NBA has seen when players are scrambling to find themselves after losing their identities.
Herro believes that it is just a matter of time before the Heat and the league see his silky smooth form return, contributing to the Heat’s campaign back into the playoffs.
This is what Herro had to say about his shot with the Heat, via Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald:
“I have one of the purest shots in the whole entire world, in the league,” Herro said Friday. “And I feel like shooters go through slumps when they can’t make a three, can’t make a shot, but just sticking to the basics. I know what I have to do to get to where I need to be.”