The offseason rumor mill is in full swing and the wheel has landed on the Rockets possibly landing one of this season’s most polarizing players.
According to Evan Massey of the NBA Analysis Network, the Miami Heat are looking to move on from Tyler Herro and Houston could be his next NBA home.
Herro shined in his rookie season, averaging 13.5 points per game and nearly 39% from beyond the three-point line. He also played extremely well in the bubble for the Heat, scoring in double figures in 20 of the team’s 21 games in its memorable playoff run. He also dropped 37 in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals.
His successful play in the playoffs made the Heat questioning whether to add him in trade talks for James Harden earlier this season. When Harden was eventually traded to the Heat, Herro struggled to match his production from his rookie season.
In April, reports began to surface that the Heat were concerned about Herro’s celebrity status in the Miami nightlife backdrop.
Herro is 21 and played consistent minutes on a very good team as a rookie, so if he is dealt, the price should be pretty high. I’d imagine the Rockets probably cannot give the Heat the best package for Herro, but the Rockets have an excess of what the Heat are lacking — draft picks.
The Heat don’t have a selection in the upcoming draft after trading their picks. Perhaps the Rockets could throw in 23 or 24 to entice the Heat. And with guys like Duncan Robinson and Goran Dragic possibly hitting free agency, the Heat might be interested in acquiring Eric Gordon to add a different dynamic to their backcourt.
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