Miami Heat guard Tyler Herro was awarded a lucrative four-year contract extension worth $130 million, and social media had a lot to say.
News of Herro’s extension was reported by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Here are some of the best reactions from social media.
The 22-year-old Herro is coming off the best season of his career in which he won Sixth Man of the Year honors. Thanks to his efforts, the Heat reached the Eastern Conference Finals for the second time in three years, though they ultimately fell to the Boston Celtics in seven games.
Herro averaged 20.7 points, 5.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game for Miami, who finished as the No. 1 seed in the conference. Prior to that, the 2020-21 campaign was Herro’s career year in which he averaged 15.1 points, 5.0 rebounds and 3.4 assists per game.
As a rookie, Herro averaged 13.5 points, 4.1 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game. He helped Miami go all the way to the NBA Final, but they fell to the Los Angeles Lakers in six games.
The Heat finished 53-29 last season and made the playoffs for the third straight year. The core of Herro, Jimmy Butler, Bam Adebayo and Kyle Lowry returns, meaning the Heat will once again be among the favorites to win the NBA Championship in 2023.
Miami’s front office has done an excellent job in getting their core players under contract. After the run to the 2020 NBA Finals, Adebayo was handed a five-year contract extension worth $163 million.
In August 2021, the Heat gave Butler a four-year extension worth $184 million, keeping him with the franchise for the remainder of his prime years.
Herro is one of the top young shooters and scorers in the game today. The new contract strongly suggests that he’ll be soon become a full-time starter and no longer a regular “Sixth Man.”WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.