Tyler Herro Wins 2021-22 NBA Sixth Man of the Year

Miami Heat guard Tyler Herro is the 2021-22 NBA Sixth Man of the Year, reports Shams Charania of The Athletic.

The newly-minted 6MOY celebrated his accomplishment by posting a nice little video package on him receiving the trophy along with some of his highlights during the year.

Herro finished the regular season with averages of 20.7 points, 5.0 rebounds, and 4.0 assists. The 22-year-old came off the bench for 56 of his 66 appearances for the Heat this season. In those 56 games, 

Herro was Miami's second-leading scorer behind Jimmy Butler. He led the Heat in total points with 1,367 on the season.

The former Kentucky Wildcat bagged the award in a landslide, garnering 488 total points. He had 96 of the possible 100 first place votes. Cleveland Cavaliers veteran Kevin Love finished at a distant second with 214 points, while Phoenix Suns forward Cam Johnson went third with 128 points.

Herro also became the first player ever in franchise history to win the Sixth Man of the Year award. As a reserve, the third-year guard tallied a total of 1,162 points, the most ever by a Heat player off the bench.

Herro and the Heat hold a 1-0 lead over the Philadelphia 76ers in their best-of-seven Eastern Conference semi-finals series. Game 2 is set on Wednesday in Miami.

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