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NBA Rumors: League Executives Believe Tyler Herro's Next Contract Could Approach A 5 Year, $184 Million Max

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Tyler Herro is without a doubt a promising young shooting guard that has been key to the Miami Heat's success this season. Many believe that he is the clear-cut favorite for the Sixth Man of the Year award, as his scoring off the bench has been very beneficial for the Miami Heat. 

There is no doubt that Tyler Herro's successful play this season likely means that he will command a huge extension this summer. Jake Fischer of Bleacher Report has recently revealed that Tyler Herro's upcoming contract could potentially "approach" a 5-year $184 million max contract.

Herro is eligible for a lucrative rookie extension this summer. After a perceived struggle last season, he's flourished both in late-game situations and spearheading Miami's second unit to the tune of 20.8 points, 4.8 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game. He's at times been Miami's clear best player. Then there are skeptics in the league who view Herro as nothing more than a top-tier bench creator and sixth man. But there's enough evidence to suggest the 22-year-old is blossoming into an All-Star-caliber scorer—a potentially costly outcome for Miami's books.

Some rival executives and agents polled by B/R believe Herro's next deal may approach his five-year, $184 million maximum. Others have pointed more toward Jaylen Brown's recent structure of a four-year, $106 million deal. For context, Fred VanVleet and Lonzo Ball's recent four-year, $85 million contracts have set a clear benchmark in the market, where this summer combo guards such as Jalen Brunson and Collin Sexton are said to be seeking salaries north of $20 million.

While most people don't traditionally view Tyler Herro as a max-level player, his scoring and shot creation could be worth the risk for the Miami Heat. Coach Erik Spoelstra advocated for Tyler Herro to be an All-Star earlier in the season, so there are definitely members of the organization that think very highly of him.

As of now though, both the Miami Heat and Tyler Herro will be focused on winning a championship. The Heat are currently the 1st seed in the Eastern Conference, and hopefully, their success in the regular season translates to the playoffs.