Heat guard Tyler Herro gets a technical after trash-talking Michael Carter-Williams
Tyler Herro may be a 19-year-old rookie, but he’s not going to allow anybody to disrespect him. As the Miami Heat took on the Orlando Magic in a preseason tilt on Thursday night, the rookie shooting guard was knocked down by Michael Carter-Williams — only to get up, nail a 3-pointer in a Magic defender’s face and then proceed to trash talk Carter-Williams on the way back down.
Needless to say, Herro’s extra jibberish netted him and Carter-Williams a double-technical. However, while that was noteworthy, it was Herro and Carter-Williams’ “scuffle” that got them ejected, as you can see in the video below.
Tyler Herro and Michael Carter Williams have been ejected for this vicious brawl.
WARNING: video may be too graphic for some pic.twitter.com/0cerNHjS0M
— Mickstape (@MickstapeShow) October 18, 2019
There really wasn’t much to see here. But as is the case in the NBA nowadays, two technicals automatically warrants an ejection.
As far as Herro’s trash talk is concerned, you can see the teenager run down Carter-Williams and talk some more garbage here.
Tyler Herro not taking sh%^ from Michael Carter-Williams. Gets knocked down. Gets up and his 3. Talks trash. Double technical. pic.twitter.com/ShScKy7GGI
— Will Manso (@WillManso) October 18, 2019
Herro has made such an impact in the early stages of his Heat career, that he’s considered “untouchable” in trade talks, according to Heavy’s Sean Deveney.
“They’ve been firm on him and (Bam) Adebayo being untouchable,” one GM told Heavy.com before Herro’s explosive night. “Maybe they would move off of that as the season goes on, but as it stands, they think they’ve got the second coming of Klay Thompson offensively. They have not had a lot of useful guys on rookie contracts in past years and that’s killed their cap. They’ve got two now, they don’t want to let them go.”
Herro has had quite the rookie preseason. The University of Kentucky product is averaging 16.3 points in just 24.7 minutes per game on a ridiculous efficiency. He’s converting on 54.5 percent of his shot attempts and 53.3 percent of his attempts from beyond the arc. That’s not even adding in the fact that Herro is averaging 4.7 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.0 steal per game.
At this point, Herro has established himself as the team’s clear-cut starter at shooting guard and will definitely be a dark-horse candidate for Rookie of the Year.