Tyler Herro Responds to Critics Questioning Miami Heat’s Performance Compared to Last Season

Published 01/29/2021, 9:46 AM EST
Oct 4, 2020; Orlando, Florida, USA; Miami Heat guard Tyler Herro (14) dribbles against the Los Angeles Lakers during the fourth quarter of game three of the 2020 NBA Finals at AdventHealth Arena. The Miami Heat won 115-104. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports


The Miami Heat have had a very rough start to the season. They are currently 13th in the Eastern Conference and have a pitiful record of 6 wins to 12 losses. This is well below what was expected of the 2020 Eastern Conference Champions. However, key players like Jimmy Butler have spent a lot of time not playing.

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Heat’s breakout young guard Tyler Herro doesn’t seem to be fazed by the early struggles. He has thrown his support behind the current makeup of the Heat team and says that their season has been hurt by uncontrollable circumstances. While Herro is right about that, the hole may end up becoming too deep for Miami.

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This year’s East is a lot more competitive. While we expected Miami to be around the top, it seems they will be a low-seed if they make it in the playoffs. They have to contend with Charlotte, Atlanta, Cleveland, Orlando, New York, and Chicago to make it to a playoff spot.

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Jimmy Butler and his health has to be a major concern right now. Reports suggest that his bout with coronavirus was more serious than expected. While he looks to be closer to game shape now, it will be something to monitor this season.

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Jan 9, 2021; Washington, District of Columbia, USA; Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler (22) guards Washington Wizards center Robin Lopez (15) during the first half at Capital One Arena. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

While Miami definitely has better chances to make it to the playoffs than Chicago or Charlotte, they still have to find a run of good games. Right now, every game is turning out to be a tough loss for Miami. But they are still just two games behind the eighth spot in the East right now. One good week and the conversation changes.

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Tyler Herro throwing his support behind his team is a sign of maturity for the sophomore guard. While he has also spent time out, his return has given Miami the boost they needed. Hopefully, the team can find their bearings and show why they made the NBA Finals last season.

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Ishaan Bhattacharya

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Ishaan Bhattacharya is an NBA, NCAA Basketball, and Combat Sports writer at EssentiallySports. Currently, Ishaan is pursuing a Post Graduate Degree in Journalism from Xavier's Institute of Communication. Previously, Ishaan has written for The Indian Express, The Quint, Sportskeeda, and WrestleClub.

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