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Heat’s Tyler Herro’s regression from Orlando bubble is even crazier than it seems

Tyler Herro, Heat

Let’s be honest for a minute – Tyler Herro’s 2020-21 NBA Season has been rather underwhelming. That’s putting it lightly, of course. The Miami Heat sharpshooter has been on quite the slump in his sophomore year and doing a deep-dive in his post-season numbers paints quite the picture.

Don’t believe me? Well, see for yourself:

According to StatMuse, the difference between the 21-year-old’s numbers from last year’s playoffs inside the Orlando Bubble compared to his first three games in this year’s postseason has been quite stark. Herro was one of the hottest rookies (if not the hottest) inside the Bubble and thrived under the bright lights of the playoffs. The Milwaukee-native was averaging 16.3 points per game while shooting 45.2% from the field and 37.6% from deep.

This season, Herro has fallen back to earth. In three games and three losses against the Milwaukee Bucks, the second-year shooter has been virtually invisible for Miami. He hasn’t provided some much-needed firepower off the bench and has basically shot duds game after game. Herro is now down to averaging just 7.7 points per game on 28% field goal shooting which has been quite detrimental for the reigning Eastern Conference champs.

One can argue that the youngster has been a good barometer for the Heat’s success, especially when it comes to the postseason. Last year, Herro was nothing short of fantastic and his fearlessness was key for the Heat to overcome all the odds and climb all the way to the NBA Finals against the Los Angeles Lakers.

This season, unfortunately, Herro has lost his cape and Miami is a mere 48 game minutes away from exiting the 2021 playoff race.