Heat’s Tyler Herro Aiming to Return By Game 3 of NBA Finals

Tyler Herro with Kentucky Wildcats in 2019
Tyler Herro with Kentucky Wildcats in 2019. Photo by Steve Roberts/Cal Sport Media/CSM/Shutterstock (10157395u)

The Miami Heat might get shooting guard Tyler Herro back for the NBA Finals clash against the Denver Nuggets. Herro, who has been out since the start of the playoffs, is reportedly aiming to return by Game 3.

Herro fractured his hand in the first round against the Milwaukee Bucks and had to undergo surgery. It was initially believed he would be out for the remainder of the season, but the Heat’s deep playoff run opened the door for his return.

When asked about Herro on Wednesday, Miami’s head coach Erik Spoelstra said that the 23-year-old is making progress but is “not there yet.”

“We don’t want to get ahead of ourselves right now,” Spoelstra said. “He’s still just starting this process. We do have a few days here just to continue his work.”

Game 3 between the Heat and the Nuggets is scheduled for next Wednesday, giving Herro one more week to ramp up his return to action.

While the Miami Heat played well in his absence, there is no doubt that having Tyler Herro on the floor would increase their chances of beating the Nuggets. Herro, who was the NBA Sixth Man of the Year in 2022, started 67 games for the Heat during the regular season and averaged 20.1 points, 5.4 rebounds, and 4.2 assists.

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