The Miami Heat have two months to decide whether they will make a rookie max contract extension offer to Tyler Herro.
The Eastern Conference powerhouse is still undecided on Herro’s future and whether they want to keep him long-term.
“It appears it will be a decision that will come much closer to the Oct. 18 extension deadline. There simply is no urgency from the Heat’s perspective at the moment,” Ira Winderman of the Sun Sentinel reports.
The 22-year-old is the reigning Sixth Man of the Year, averaging 20.7 points, five rebounds and four assists last season, on 39.9% from beyond the arc.
Tyler Herro is eligible to a five-year, $188M rookie max contract extension with Miami. If he doesn’t sign it, 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.
Tyler Herro has been included in trade rumors in the offseason, as the Heat want to construct a package around him and land either Donovan Mitchell or Kevin Durant.