Tyler Herro Has Strong Suitor In Western Conference (No, It's Not Portland)

Tyler Herro has not had the best summer vacation. He heard his name bandied about constantly as the player the Miami Heat were ready to ship off in a trade package to the Portland Trail Blazers for Damian Lillard. Herro even went so far as to remove “Miami Heat guard” from his social media bio.

Now it appears that the Utah Jazz have emerged as a team "notably interested" in trading for Herro, likely as part of a blockbuster with Miami and Portland. 

Ethan J. Skolnick of 5 Reasons Sports out of Miami reports the Jazz's interest in the sharpshooting guard. He says Utah would be willing to deal "a pick and a player" in exchange for Herro, but for now, Kelly Olynyk, whom the Heat might want in return, is not on the table. 

Last season, the 23-year-old Herro averaged 20.1 points, 5.4 rebounds and 4.2 assists per game with the Heat, and led the league in free-throw percentage, at 93.4%. He hit on 37.8% of his three-point attempts. 

His season ended prematurely, unfortunately, as he suffered a broken hand in Game 1 of the Heat's opening round series against the Milwaukee Bucks. 

Insider Jake Fischer of Yahoo Sports also reports that, in addition to the Jazz, the Chicago Bulls, Charlotte Hornets and Brooklyn Nets would all have interest in landing Herro as part of any multi-team trade that the Heat engage in with Portland in any attempts to secure Lillard.

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