NBA: Miami Heat sign Herro to four-year contract extension

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Tyler Herro of the Miami Heat makes a free throw against the New York Knicks at the FTX Arena on January 26, 2022 in Miami, Florida. (Getty image via AFP)

MIAMI – Miami Tropics Trooper Tyler Herro, Sixth Man of the Year in the NBA last season, signed a four-year contract extension, the team announced on Sunday.

Multiple reports say the deal is worth an average of $30 million per season with performance incentives over the life of the contract that could make it worth up to $130 million.

“Tyler is an impactful player and we are delighted to be signing him for the next five years,” Heat president Pat Riley said.

“His improvement every year since we drafted him has led to this day. We believe he will continue to improve.”

The 22-year-old American tennis player was ranked 13th overall by Miami in the 2019 NBA Draft.

The Heat made it to the NBA Finals during his rookie season, losing to the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2020 title game, but got knocked out in the first round of the 2021 playoffs and fell to Boston in game Saturday. in this year’s Eastern Conference finals.

Herro came on from the bench in 56 of his 66 appearances last season to win the NBA’s top reserve award, averaging 20.7 points, 5.0 rebounds and 4, 0 assists in 32.6 minutes on the pitch.

Herro has averaged 16.7 points, 4.7 rebounds and 3.2 assists in a single game over his three seasons, improving his scoring average per campaign.


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