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Tyler Herro trying to model his game after different NBA legends

Tyler Herro, Heat

Miami Heat rookie Tyler Herro has emerged as one of the key pieces of the franchise for the future. The 20-year-old has been impressive in his debut campaign, and he has played a pivotal role in helping the Heat to the fourth-best record in the Eastern Conference.

Recently, Herro opened up about how he continues to diligently work on his game. The former Kentucky standout admitted that there is a select group of players he considers to be his idols, as he tries to emulate certain parts of their games in his.

“I’ve watched the same guys,” Herro said, via Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel. “Klay Thompson, Ray Allen, CJ McCollum, Steve Nash and Bradley Beal are the guys that’s I’ve watched. — but just picking different things from each player.

“You know, Klay and Ray, they do the catch-and-shoot very well. So that’s the thing that I pay attention to when I’m watching them. But every player that I watch, or the coaches have me watch, I can dissect something new or something different from their game to try to add it to mine.”

That’s quite a collection of pure shooters, and if Herro is somehow able to successfully incorporate these players’ strengths into his own game, then surely, he should be bound for greatness.

Herro is currently averaging 12.9 points, 4.0 rebounds, and 1.9 assists per game, while also connecting on 2.1 triples per contest on a highly-efficient 39.1-percent clip. He is providing 27.2 quality minutes off the bench for the Heat, and his play will be crucial for Miami the rest of the way.