Don’t count on Tyler Herro to be thrown off balance by trade rumours. Eligible for a five-year, $188 million extension, the fullback is instead negotiating a four-year, $100 million deal with the Heat, but he knows he’ll constantly be at the center of talks over bringing him on. a superstar in Miami, for whom he would be one of the bargaining chips.
Not enough to disturb the player, focused on his off-season and the upcoming exercise, in Miami… or elsewhere.
“Every summer, it’s like that”, he said on the occasion of a rally of his foundation to reward nine students from the Heat Academy, who were given a check for 500 dollars each to prepare for their return to school. “I mean since I’ve been here, my name has been in the rumours. So rumors don’t bother me. Whether I’m at the Heat or elsewhere, I’m preparing for the season.”
In uncertainty until the start of the season
Since the beginning of the summer, the potential arrivals of Donovan Mitchell or Kevin Durant have caused a lot of talk in Florida. The fact is that if he signs his contract extension, he will be non-transferable until next summer.
Miami should wait until the last moment (the start of the regular season) to extend him, or take the risk of re-signing him in July 2023. In this case, the Heat will still have control since Tyler Herro would still be a free agent. protected, as was the case this summer for Deandre Ayton with Phoenix, who finally “matched” the offer of $ 133 million from the Pacers in order to keep his pivot.
“I know as much as you do about what’s going on”he said of his potential contract extension. “I’m just waiting my turn and we’ll see. There’s a deadline, but I’ll let my agent handle it and see how it goes.”
At only 22 years old, Tyler Herro already has a solid experience, between his thunderous rookie season concluded in the NBA finals in the “bubble” of Orlando, a more complicated sophomore exercise then his return to the top in 2021/22, concretized by a title of sixth man. What awaits him does not worry him more than that.
“The older you get, the more years you spend in the league, the more you realize that’s what happens in the business part”he added. “You can be in one city one day, in the next city the next day. But at the end of the day, it’s about focusing on yourself and getting better every day of the summer. Like I said, whatever team I’m in, I’m ready to play”.
The former Kentucky resident is therefore focusing on his personal work, with the intention of doing his best to regain a starting spot next season, his first objective.
“I’m just trying to gain weight. I want to get stronger, improve in defense and keep doing what I do in attack.”he concluded.