Heat guard and reigning Sixth Man of the Year Tyler Herro would like a new role next season.
Namely, Herro would like to start starting.
“Yeah, for sure,” Herro told reporters. “In some way, I would like to start. I think it’s my fourth year, so I think I’ve earned it, and we’ll see what happens.”
Herro, 22, is 6-foot-5 and averaged career-highs of 20.7 points and 4.0 assists, tying his career-high with 5.0 rebounds. He has spent each of his first three seasons in Miami.
He is eligible for a contract extension and indicated he isn’t certain how that we’ll play out this summer.
“I’m not sure yet, honestly, what’s going to happen,” Herro said. “We’ll see what happens this summer. My agent (Jeff Schwartz) will talk to who he needs to talk to, and we’ll see what happens.”
The Heat were eliminated by the Celtics in the Eastern Conference finals, losing Game 7 in Miami. It marked their second trip to the conference finals in three years.