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Heat guard Tyler Herro’s bold statement on his case for Sixth Man of the Year

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Tyler Herro is proving his doubters wrong with his brilliant play this 2021-22 season, and while his recent scoring surge with the Miami Heat is getting all the attention, he wants to remind everyone that he’s been doing the same thing since the start of the campaign.

Miami’s sharpshooter has been averaging 25.9 points on a 54 percent clip per game since returning from the All-Star break. When asked on Wednesday whether his incredible stretch is his way of making a statement that he deserves to be the Sixth Man of the Year, Herro made it a point to emphasize that it is all he has been doing this year.

“I feel like I’ve been making statements all year,” the 22-year-old guard said, per Wes Goldberg of Locked on Heat.

There are no lies in Tyler Herro’s statement, though. For anyone who has watched the Heat this season, Herro has actually been phenomenal for the team–often leading them in scoring and providing a much-needed spark when they need to.

After a remarkable rookie season in 2019-20, Herro had been widely criticized for his poor sophomore year. There were huge expectations that he’d make a huge jump after his first year, and while he improved his numbers, it wasn’t at the level fans and followers expected.

This campaign, however, Herro has been on a tear offensively for the Heat. He is averaging 20.8 points on 44.2 percent shooting from the field, including 38.8 percent from deep. There is no doubt he has been pivotal in Miami’s run to the top of the East.

While there is strong competition for the Sixth Man of the Year award, it is quite clear Herro has separated himself from the bunch. Not only does he have the numbers to back up his case, but the fact that the Heat are winning speaks volume on the kind of impact and season he’s having.