Miami Heat Rule Out Tyler Herro for Wednesday's Matchup With Brooklyn Nets

The Miami Heat will be without their starting point guard for at least one more game. Tyler Herro is not travelling to Brooklyn for the team's matchup with the Nets and will miss his second game in a row with a left knee contusion.

The Heat will also sit Kyle Lowry and Victor Oladipo, who rank fifth (12.0) and sixth (11.2) on the team in points per game.

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 32-26 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. They took the currently top-seeded Boston Celtic all the way to a game seven in the Eastern Conference Finals last year.

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