Less sharp than in his first season, and even if he posted a better average of points, Tyler Herro lived a second more complicated exercise. He concedes it without difficulty.
And since his performance was less good, his name appeared in transfer rumors. For the young Miami player, it was a lot to take. Much too much even.
« One of the most important things was hearing that I partied too often, that I wasn’t in the room because I didn’t like it », he tells the AP. “When you know me, you know I’m a hard worker and that will show this season. So last season it was all mental. I was not happy to come to work on a daily basis. «
Determined to bounce back after a very studious offseason, Tyler Herro is no longer the same man, and therefore the same player, since he is now the father of a little girl since September 14th.
“I just feel good. I feel like I have a reason that I didn’t have before. I have a reason to be motivated every day when I go to the gym. I have to be the best I can be because I have a daughter now. I feel really good right now. «
Another reason that can push him to achieve a big season: the contract extension that he will be able to sign next summer. The Heat protected him until at least 2023, but the summer of 2022, the franchise can offer him an extension as it did recently for Jimmy Butler, Bam Adebayo or Duncan Robinson.
« It’s a motivation for me », he assures. “We see that the other players have been paid, and much more. Everyone deserved this sum. Everything is in front of me so it’s an opportunity and I want to seize it. I want to stay in Miami, I love being here, I love this culture. They give me the ball and let me prove myself. «