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Tyler Herro Thinks People Need To Start Respecting The Miami Heat: "We Can Play Well Outside Of A Bubble. We're On Top Of The East Right Now."

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Tyler Herro is one of the best young players in the league currently. He is a great shot-creator and is the leading candidate for the Sixth Man of the Year award. Currently, Tyler Herro is putting up 21.0 PPG, 4.8 RPG, and 3.8 APG on the season.

There is no doubt that Tyler Herro's scoring off the bench has been key for the Miami Heat's success this season. There have even been some suggestions that he could command close to a max contract by the time he is due for an extension.

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.

Despite the fact that the Miami Heat have had success this season, they are still not respected as much as contenders with true superstars such as the Golden State Warriors. Tyler Herro has recently expressed the notion that people should respect the Miami Heat as they are "on top of the East" and have proven that they "can play well outside of a bubble".

Now you can see, we can play well outside of a bubble. We're on top of the East right now. We know how deep it is... We're outside of the bubble, we're ready for playoffs... we've put ourselves in the position to compete for a title... Not dangerously looming anymore.

There is no doubt that the Miami Heat are a good and well-coached team. We've seen times where teams who play basketball the right way but have no superstar can succeed, with an example being the 2004 Detroit Pistons.

Only time will tell how far the Miami Heat will get in the playoffs. They have a chance to potentially get back to the Finals this year, but the Eastern Conference has gotten way tougher. Hopefully, we see them make a deep playoff run, and perhaps they'll end up winning it all.