In an offseason riddled with trade speculation, Tyler Herro has been prepping for a change of scenery. As it turns out, that change may occur while still remaining a member of the Miami Heat.
According to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, the Heat may opt for Herro or Josh Richardson to fill the role of a primary ball-handler for its starting unit.
Gabe Vincent, who operated in the role down the final stretch of last season and into the playoffs, signed with the Los Angeles Lakers in free agency. Vincent’s departure leaves 37-year-old Kyle Lowry as the lone true point guard on Miami’s roster.
Herro, who earned Sixth Man of the Year honors in 2021-22, is no stranger to having the ball in his hands. The Heat’s second-leading scorer over the past two seasons with a 20.4 PPG scoring average, Herro has operated both as a starter and a reserve during his time in South Beach. As a full-time two-guard starter last season, Herro played a career-high 34.9 MPG and totaled a career-best 280 assists.