Miami Heat Rule Out Tyler Herro For Monday's Matchup Against Denver Nuggets

The Miami Heat will be without their top guard for Monday night's game against the Denver Nuggets. The team officially declared Tyler Herro out for tonight's matchup due to a left knee contusion. Herro played a gargantuan 47 minutes in the Heat's Saturday night 107-103 win over the Orlando Magic, so it's likely he has earned a rest. He had played in 13 consecutive games following a three-game absence in early January.

After starting his career with three years of steady improvement, Herro appears to have plateaued in his age-23 season. He's averaging a solid 20.6 points per game with a respectable .560 true shooting percentage in 45 appearances this year, but both those numbers are down from his 2021-22 season. He's still showing slight improvement with career bests in rebounds per game (5.7) and assists per game (4.4), but hopes that he could eventually develop into a superstar will have to be put on hold. He has not benefitted from his transition from sixth-man to a consistent starter.

Even with Herro finding his level, the Heat are 32-25 and sixth in the Eastern Conference. With their track record of stepping up their game in the postseason, they should be able to make themselves heard in the playoffs. However, that will likely have more to do with Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo than Herro.

Herro's next chance to get back on the court will be on Wednesday night against the new-look Brooklyn Nets.

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