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Heat rookie Tyler Herro hilariously responds to Jimmy Butler’s nickname for him

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Miami Heat star Jimmy Butler had some fun with rookie wing Tyler Herro on Tuesday, but Herro proved that he is quick with rebuttals.

After Butler tweeted out that the rookie’s name refers to “maker of tiles,” Herro responded with a tweet of his own to let his followers know that they should contact him if they “need any floor work done.”

This is just the latest of a series of humorous interactions between the two, including a recent sit-down that the pair did (with Heat center Bam Adebayo) for SLAM Magazine. During the said interview, Butler revealed that Herro had “hood tendencies” because he did not know how to swim.

Herro might not know how to swim, but he knows how to make it splash all the same. Miami’s first-round draft pick is averaging 13.9 points while shooting close to 38 percent from beyond the arc. He has had a very up-and-down kind of season full of scoring outbursts and subsequent droughts.

The Milwaukee native scored 27 points — including the go-ahead bucket in overtime — against the Chicago Bulls on Sunday before shooting 0-for-6 and finishing with his lowest Game Score of the season against the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday. In that case, he was laying bricks, not tiles.

Meanwhile, Butler has lived up to the superstar billing. He is averaging 20.6 points, 7.0 assists and 6.9 rebounds to go along with 2.1 steals per game.

Butler’s ability to raise the bar for everyone around him has apparently resonated with Herro, who is getting a lot of usage on a nightly basis. The humor is resonating, too.