Ryen Russillo praises Tyler Herro after big night: 'He's not afraid of anyone'
Tyler Herro is putting on shows almost nightly in the NBA bubble. None more impressive than his performance in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Wednesday night.
The 20-year-old Herro led the Miami Heat to victory by scoring 37 points on 14-for-21 shooting (including 5-for-10 from 3-point range) against the Boston Celtics. Herro and the Heat now have a 3-1 lead in the series, and the former University of Kentucky standout has become a huge contributor coming off the bench.
On Thursday, Ryen Russillo of The Ringer went on “The Herd with Colin Cowherd” to discuss Herro’s big night, and he shared what impressed him about the former Wildcat before he became a first-round draft pick of the Heat in 2019.
“The thing that I loved about him is that he would reposition himself a lot like Klay Thompson,” Russillo said. “So he kept playing in the offense when the offense was away from him, and NBA players have a really hard time doing that, staying engaged. And it’s something he was terrific with.”
And that wasn’t the last time Russillo mentioned Thompson’s name while praising Herro.
“Klay couldn’t dribble, Klay couldn’t pass, Klay didn’t have the all-around game that Herro has,” Russillo said. “The rebound and assist numbers are incredible, and he’s not afraid of anyone. So it was almost like he had to be invited to this moment to show you what a great player he was.”
Herro will have more opportunities to showcase his skills in the NBA bubble, perhaps on an even larger stage. The Heat are one win away from advancing to the NBA Finals, where they’d face either the Los Angeles Lakers or Denver Nuggets for the title.
"I remember watching Tyler Herro and the thing that I loved about him is that he would reposition himself a lot like Klay Thompson… He's not afraid of anyone." — @ryenarussillo pic.twitter.com/LnWydgGmDm
— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) September 24, 2020