The Miami Heat think Tyler Herro can be better than Devin Booker

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The Miami Heat have been making an impressive playoff run and are fresh off of defeating the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference, the Milwaukee Bucks, by a series final of 4-1. Tyler Herro has been a big part of their run this season and the Heat have been impressed by their rookie. In fact, they think he could end up being better than Phoenix Suns star Devin Booker.

Dan LeBetard shared that bit of news on the Lowe Podcast, and it is certainly interesting. Booker has become an elite scorer in the NBA and while Herro has shown big potential, it may be a bit early to think this.

During the 2019-20 regular season with the Heat, Herro put together a solid first season. He scored 13.5 points per game to go along with 4.1 rebounds and 2.2 assists. Herro shot 42.8 percent from the floor overall and 38.9 percent from three-point range.

Those numbers came in 55 games played due to the shortened season. He started in just eight games in the regular season.

Miami has made an impressive postseason run and Herro has been a big part of that run. He has averaged 14.7 points, 4.9 rebounds and 3.3 assists in nine playoff games. Not bad for a rookie in his first playoff action.

Already, Herro has been showing extreme confidence and is not bothered by taking big shots in big moments. The Heat certainly seem to have drafted a special player with the No. 13 overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft.

Expect to see Tyler Herro continue improving over the next few years. The Heat think they have a star in the making, but only time will tell whether or not that ends up being the case.


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