Miami Heat reserve guard Tyler Herro has agreed to a four-year, $130 million contract extension with the organization. Of that total figure, $120 million is guaranteed and the remaining $10 million with be available via incentives.
Herro is the reigning Sixth Man of the Year award winner after averaging 20.7 points per game for the Eastern Conference’s No. 1 seed. However, Herro was disappointing in the postseason, averaging only 12.6 points per game while dealing with injuries that kept him out of most of the Eastern Conference Finals, where Miami would eventually lose to the Boston Celtics.
Herro was the subject of trade rumors involving Kevin Durant and Donovan Mitchell, and Herro made it clear that he no longer wants to come off of the bench. After the postseason, Heat president Pat Riley made it clear that Herro would need to earn a starting job: “The next step for him — and I think we’re seeing this in the league — if you want to win a championship and you wanna be a starter, you really have to become a two-way player today. You have to improve in certain areas of your game. … I saw improvement in his defense this year. He’s got great feet, he’s got quick feet. He just needs to get stronger, again. Add another 10 pounds of muscle mass. He just needs to get stronger from a leverage standpoint.”
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