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Heat reportedly believe Tyler Herro can be better than Devin Booker

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Tyler Herro is good, but he still has quite a bit to go to reach Book’s level.

NBA: Playoffs-Miami Heat at Milwaukee Bucks Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The Miami Heat are in the Eastern Conference Finals, the first team to cement their spot among the final four, Miami did so on the back of two Kentucky Wildcats, one of which was their rookie lottery pick.

Tyler Herro, who was taken with the 13th pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, has developed into one of Miami’s most important players. He was one of four players to score over 10 points in each of their five Eastern Conference Semifinal games. Herro and Dragic are the only two players to have scored over 10 points in all of Miami’s postseason performances.

He’s that good, and he’s only going to get better.

But what is Herro’s ceiling?

The Heat’s organization apparently thinks the young guard could be better than former Wildcat Devin Booker, the guard that was the undisputed leader of the only undefeated team in the bubble.

That said, on the “Lowe Post,” hosted by ESPN columnist Zach Lowe, Miami-based sports personality Dan Le Batard said the Heat think their rookie guard could one day be better than All-Star Devin Booker.

“I don’t know if this is a story that’s been told before or not but they’re watching his workout and in his workout, they have this shooting drill that they’ve had for a long time and Tyler Herro was better than anyone has ever been in it. Even Ray Allen. There was nobody who’s ever been better in that shooting drill than Tyler Herro was. And I don’t know whether this is true or not, but they think he can be better than Devin Booker,” Le Batard said.

That’s quite the praise for Herro, but is it accurate? While Le Batard notes the Miami Heat’s organization may believe that, Lowe shed a bit more of a realistic light on the discussion.

“He’s more of a knockdown shooter than Devin Booker. I think that sounds crazy but just in terms of who do I trust more to make an open 3? I think I trust Herro a little bit more. Devin Booker is obviously much more accomplished as a scorer,” Lowe said.

Herro was incredible his rookie season which made him getting zero votes for Rookie of the year a true shame. He ended the regular season averaging 13.5 points per game. He’s averaging 16.3 points on 40% from deep in the playoffs.