Tyler Herro has been included in trade rumors since the start of the offseason, but doesn’t pay much attention to them.
The reigning Sixth Man of the Year addressed the trade rumors and his future with the Miami Heat as he is getting ready for the coming season.
“I mean, every summer, that’s just what it is. I mean ever since I’ve been here, my name has been in rumors. So rumors, they don’t bother me. Whether I’m on the Heat or somewhere else, I’m getting ready for the season.
I mean, I know as much as you know. I’m just waiting on my turn and we’ll see what happens. There’s a deadline (on contract extension), but I’m going to let my agent take care of that and see what happens,” Tyler Herro said, per Heat Nation.
Tyler Herro is eligible to a five-year, $188M rookie max contract extension with Miami. If he doesn’t sign it with the Heat, he will become a restricted free agent next summer.
The Heat have been undecided on how they will proceed with Tyler Herro. They don’t want him to become a restricted free agent next season, but they are unwilling to offer him a max contract extension either.
It is certain the two sides will engage in talks in the coming weeks, aiming to reach an agreement before the start of the season.
Herro averaged 20.7 points, five rebounds and four assists last season, on 39.9% from beyond the arc.