Tyler Herro doesn’t have a trust issue.
The Miami Heat guard thinks he should be mentioned in the same breath as rising superstars Luka Doncic (Mavericks), Trae Young (Hawks) and Ja Morant (Grizzlies) – who are all set to become perennial All-Stars. .
“I feel like I’m in the same conversation as these guys, the young guys coming into the league who can be All-Stars, Superstars someday – Luka, Trae Ja, you know, these guy, I feel like my name should also be in that category, ”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 screenings from critics ranging from ‘role player’ to ‘Hall of Famer’.
“I have worked and continue to improve myself every day,” said Herro. “I have a lot of goals in mind, to be an All-Star someday and keep chasing my dream, so I’m really excited to see where I can go.”
Herro averaged 15.1 points, 5.0 rebounds and 3.4 assists last year in the regular season. He has some catching up to do before reaching Doncic status – two-time NBA All-Star, two-time All-NBA First Team player and 2019 Rookie of the Year.
Doncic and Young were drafted a year before Herro, who was selected 13th overall by the Heat in the 2019 NBA Draft. Herro is in the same draft class as Morant, who was named Rookie of the Year in 2020.
Morant was also named All-Rookie First Team in 2020, and Herro was named All-Rookie Second Team that year.
Twitter had a field day with Herro’s comments.
On Miami Media Day last month, Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra said Herro had gained over 10 pounds of muscle during the offseason.
Herro entered fan radar in the NBA Bubble 2020, where he helped the Heat win the East before falling to 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 2020 NBA Bubble Playoffs.
The Heat begin their 2021-22 season at home against reigning NBA champions Bucks on October 21.