Tyler Herroda has no confidence issues.
The Miami Heat keeper thinks he should be remembered in the same breath as Luka Donchich (Mavericks), Trae Young (Hawks) and Ja Morant (Grizzlies), who are on their way to becoming perennial stars.
“I feel like I’m talking to the same guys, the same day the stars, the superstars — Luke, the young people who could be Trae Ja — I feel like my name. He’s in that category too. should, ”Herro said on the Bally Sports Miami Mic’d Up podcast.
The 21-year-old was asked about his long-term goals and where he sees himself in the predictions of critics, from the “role player” to the “celebrity hall”.
“I quit my job and continue to improve day by day,” Herro said. “I’ve set a lot of goals for myself, and one day I’ll continue to be a star and pursue my dreams, so I’m very happy to see where I can go.”
Herro averaged 15.1 points, 5.0 rebounds and 3.4 assists in the regular season last year. He had a number of accomplishments before he became Donchich — a two-time NBA star, a two-time NBA first team player, and the 2019 Player of the Year.
Doncic and Young were drafted a year before Herro, who finished 13th in the 2019 NBA Draft Heat rankings. Herro is in the same drawing class as Morant, who was named Player of the Year in 2020.
Morant was also named the All-Rookie First Team in 2020, and Herro was the second All-Rookie team that year.
It was a field day with Herro comments on Twitter.
On Media Day in Miami last month, Heat head coach Eric Spoelstra said Herro had put on more than 10 pounds of muscle this season.
Herro entered the fan radar in the NBA Bubble 2020, where Heat helped the East beat the Lakers in six games in the NBA Finals.
Herro averaged 16.0 points, 5.1 rebounds and 3.7 assists in 21 games in the NBA Bubble 2020 playoffs.
The Heat will begin the 2021-22 season at home on Oct. 21 against NBA champion Bucks.