Tyler Herro agonize the team’s recent struggles after Miami Heat’s loss to the Nets

January 10, 2023

Following the team’s Sunday night loss to the Brooklyn Nets, Miami Heat guard Tyler Herro made some concerning remarks.

Despite Kevin Durant leaving the game for the Nets with a knee injury, the Heat lost yet another close game on Sunday. Herro discussed the missed opportunities the Heat had in contests this year.

We’ve had that feeling for a while, Herro said. “There have been games we felt we should have won but ultimately lost. However, I think things aren’t moving in the right direction. Therefore, we must maintain our health and keep pushing for that outcome. “.

Herro, Jimmy Butler, Bam Adebayo, Caleb Martin, Gabe Vincent, Dewayne Dedmon, Duncan Robinson, and other players have all suffered injuries this season, affecting the Heat. Due to this, the team has had a tough time maintaining any consistency during the 2022–23 season.

The Heat’s season record now stands at just 21-20 after the defeat on Sunday. Compared to the 2021–22 season, Miami suffered just 29 losses during the season and earned the top seed in the Eastern Conference.

The Heat currently holds the No. 1 spot. They now occupy the eighth spot in the Eastern Conference but would undoubtedly like to move up to the top six to avoid the play-in round.

Herro has been a great player for Miami this season despite playing with a thumb injury, especially as a scorer.

The current Sixth Man of the Year averages 21 points, six rebounds, and four assists per game while shooting 44 percent from the field and 39 percent from beyond the arc.

Before starting the 2022–23 regular season, Herro agreed to a long-term extension with the Heat, guaranteeing his future with the team. Herro’s contract is valid through the 2026–2027 campaign.

After Butler, he has emerged as the team’s most dependable scoring option, and the Heat are counting on him to continue his strong play as they attempt to move up the Eastern Conference standings in the second half of the season.

Even though this season hasn’t gone as Herro and the Heat had hoped, there is still time to make things right. Miami still has 41 games left to play, and as the season progresses, injured players should return.

Anything less than that in the playoffs would be disappointing for the Heat, who have advanced to the Eastern Conference Finals in two of the last three seasons while keeping most of their roster from the previous campaign.