Tyler Herro named NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year

Tyler Herro of the Miami Heat celebrates a three pointer by Max Strus (not pictured) against the Detroit Pistons during the second half at FTX Arena on March 15, 2022 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) (Michael Reaves, 2022 Michael Reaves)

MIAMI – Miami Heat sharpshooter Tyler Hero is getting some well-deserved NBA love.

The NBA announced Tuesday that Herro had won the Sixth Man of the Year award.

Last season for Miami, Herro averaged 20.7 points, 5.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists off the bench.

He helped the Heat to an impressive 53-29 record, which was good enough for tops in the Eastern Conference.

Herro received 96 first-place votes from a panel of 100 sportswriters and broadcasters.

During Miami’s Second Round Game One win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday, Herro scored 25 points and dished out seven assists in a 106-92 win.

Herro and Heat host Philly in Game Two on Wednesday night at FTX Arena.

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David Dwork joined the WPLG Local 10 News team in August 2019. Born and raised in Miami-Dade County, David has covered South Florida sports since 2007.