Tyler Herro Wants His Extension, But "It's Got To Be The Right Number"

The NBA's Sixth Man Of The Year wants the bag. After cracking the 20 point per game mark, and taking home some hardware, Miami Heat fourth-year guard Tyler Herro figures he's due for a large rookie extension contract. But from the sounds of it, he won't be giving the Heat any hometown discounts.

According to Heat beat writer Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel, Herro has seen the cash being handed out to others, and he feels he's warranted his fair share.

“There’s players across the league that have gotten paid who I know I’m better than. So it’s got to be the right number.” 

So who are these players from his 2019 draft class that he's referring to? Certainly couldn't be Ja MorantZion Williamson, or Darius Garland, all of whom earned max rookie contract extensions with their team. Could it be? 

Or perhaps it's RJ Barrett, who just recently signed his extension with the New York Knicks for 4 years and $107M. 

Whoever he's referring to, and whatever that "right number" is, Herro isn't settling for anything less than what he feels he's due. 

And yes, the money does matter, he told Winderman. "We both know my worth," Herro said, referring to the Heat. "I want to be in Miami, but it's got to make sense for my family."

There's no telling at this point just exactly what "makes sense" for Herro, but he's prepared to play on even without a deal. "I tell [my agent] to call me when it’s ready. If it’s not ready, I continue to play my game and figure it out next summer."

Herro averaged 20.7 points per game, 5.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists last year in a 6th Man role, while shooting threes at a 40% clip. 

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