It’s been an interesting week or so for the Miami Heat. The Heat have won three straight to climb back to .500 at 15-15 and are finding ways to win games despite being shorthanded. Tyler Herro has played a major part in those wins, scoring a combined 76 points in his last two games. Let’s get into Heat season companion part 4 and discuss all the latest news from the Miami Heat.
Heat Season Companion Part 4: The Miami Heat Are Shorthanded
Not everything is going well for the Heat at the moment. The Heat have quite a few injuries right now and are consistently short-handed. Udonis Haslem started for the Heat for the first time in more than two years yesterday against the Houston Rockets. It seems clear that the Heat have to make some trades if they want to be a top-tier Eastern Conference team alongside the Boston Celtics and Milwaukee Bucks. Nevertheless, injuries are the number-one problem for Miami right now.
Tyler Herro Is Playing Great Basketball
Herro is perhaps the biggest positive for the Miami Heat at the moment. He followed up a 35-point game against the Oklahoma City Thunder with a career-high 41 points against the Houston Rockets a day later. Herro even hit a game-winner against the Thunder in Oklahoma City. However, his contributions go far beyond just scoring.
Herro’s ability to read the game has improved by leaps and bounds over the years. He now has a good sense of when to shoot, when to drive, and when to pass to a teammate. His decision-making is excellent, especially for someone who isn’t even 23 years old yet. The Miami Heat trust Herro with the ball in his hands when the game is on the line and they have every reason to do so.
Additionally, Herro is very good at grabbing rebounds for a guard. He has an impressive ability to position himself properly to grab rebounds and can then attack in transition after securing the rebound. This often leads to easy transition baskets for the Miami Heat.
Heat Season Companion Part 4: Orlando Robinson Shows Signs of Promise
The backup center situation is one that the Heat have been figuring out all season long. Dedmon hasn’t played well for the most part and so the Heat have explored other options. Orlando Robinson is an interesting option, recently putting up nine points, six rebounds, two blocks, and three assists in 36 minutes against the Rockets.
This comes after an impressive stretch for Orlando Robinson in the G-League. Orlando Robinson has handled pick-and-rolls particularly well on both sides of the floor. At the very least, I expect Orlando Robinson to have a regular roster spot for the foreseeable future.
The Heat Face the Spurs Next in Mexico City
The Heat play the Spurs in their next game, which will take place at the Arena Ciudad de Mexico in Mexico City. This is a rematch for both the Heat and the Spurs. Hopefully, the Heat can beat the Spurs this time and extend their winning streak to four. I’d bet on Herro scoring more than 20 points, given his recent performances.
Check back next week for more Miami Heat content.