Tyler Herro is an All-Star. That’s it. The end; no ifs and or buts about it. Unfortunately, Eastern Conference coaches failed to make it official with their selection of reserve players for the NBA‘s February extravaganza. So, the Miami Heat star currently finds himself on the outside looking in.
Sure, Jimmy Butler was given a spot in the game, and that’s something that Heat Nation can hang its hat on. Even in a year when he has battled injuries, Miami’s floor leader continues to be recognized as an elite player in the league; that’s a great thing.
However, Herro’s résumé speaks for itself.
As of this writing, the Heat are in a virtual tie with the Bulls for the best record in the East. And no player on the club has played as many minutes or scored as many points as Herro, who is averaging 20.1 points, 4.8 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game this season and nailing 37.1% of his threes.
For the record, only nine players league-wide are posting a line of 20-4-4 or better while hitting the long ball at that rate. Seven of them are All-Stars, one is Kyrie Irving — who would be an All-Star, if not for his vaccination status — and the other is CJ McCollum, who plays for a 21-31 Blazers team.