Tyler Herro loves aggression on the circle

In the five games since the All-Star Weekend resumed, Tyler Herro is averaging 25.1 points on 51.1 percent shooting, including 44.4 percent from 3-point range.

The numbers per game are well above what he’s averaged all season (20.6 points on 43.6 percent shooting, including 38.2 percent from 3-point range), which speaks to his improvement in the game.

If Miami’s backcourt is gaining momentum right now, it’s because he’s starting to make the necessary changes to make him a more effective attacker. ” I think people know I’m a shooter. I have a really good shot.But I think I’m more dangerous when I’m dribbling, when I’m attacking the rim or shooting from the dribble “Judged the Heat’s sixth man.

So over five games, he put theory into practice: Before the All-Star break, he averaged 11.8 “breaks” per game, according to NBA.com. That average has increased to 13.4 since the break resumed.

When I have a favorable dislocation, I make sure to shoot from the mid-range. I think those inside shots that are 2, 10 or more behind me are tough shots. So I end up going in circles and trying to score with fouls. […] When I’m feeling good, I shoot from half-range. But lately, I’ve been making sure to either take an open 3-pointer, or get in the loop, draw a foul or create a lag for my teammates. »

Facing the Nets on Thursday, the Heat guard’s new mentality took its toll: While clumsy (8/19, 1/5 behind the arc), he continued to attack the circle and made up for his clumsiness in impeccable fashion 10/ 10 at the free throw line.

Tyler Herro, who was only labeled a “shooter” when he left Kentucky in 2019, is expanding his offensive arsenal in his third season in the NBA. His favorite “Sixth Man of the Year” title is trying to become a more patient and mature attacker, less predictable and more reliant on his mid-range and 3-point shooting skills.

He attacks the circle with more confidence and authority. So, he’s creating more touches and he can take hits because he’s making good physical progress this summer. Thanks to his coach Eric Spoelstra. ” when jimmy [Butler], boom [Adebayo] And now that Tyler is on the line so often, it changes everything for us. It helps us control the game better. »

Tyler Herro’s decision-making is clearer, he’s found the right formula for five games and must now be able to sustain that level of play.

Tyler Herro percentage rebound
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2019-20 Mia 55 27 42.8 38.9 87.0 0.3 3.8 4.1 2.2 1.4 0.6 1.6 0.2 13.5
2020-21 Mia 54 30 43.9 36.0 80.3 0.5 4.5 5.0 3.4 1.3 0.7 1.9 0.3 15.1
2021-22 Mia 50 33 43.6 38.4 85.4 0.6 4.3 4.9 3.9 1.6 0.7 2.8 0.2 20.4
all 159 30 43.5 37.8 84.3 0.4 4.2 4.6 3.2 1.4 0.6 2.1 0.2 16.2

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