The Miami Heat will be without Tyler Herro for the next two weeks after he suffered a right ankle injury. An MRI revealed that he has a Grade 2 ankle sprain and will be re-evaluated in two weeks. Herro sustained the injury during a game against the Memphis Grizzlies when he attempted a shot and got tangled up with Grizzlies center Jaren Jackson Jr. He had been averaging a career-high 22.9 points, 4.6 assists, and 1.4 steals per game, and also had a career-best shooting percentage. This is not the first time Herro has dealt with an injury – he missed most of last year’s postseason due to a fractured shooting hand.
Without Herro, the Heat have been able to maintain a winning streak, despite a 1-4 start to the season. The team has rallied and is currently on a five-game winning streak, holding the #3 seed in the Eastern Conference. Herro’s absence has allowed other players to step up, with Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo taking on a larger scoring role. Rookie forward Jaime Jaquez has also shown promise, averaging 15.5 points in the two games without Herro.
Looking at the team’s future, the Miami Heat are considered to be in the running for the NBA championship, with odds of +4000. They are also favored to win the Eastern Conference and their division. In their upcoming game against the Charlotte Hornets, the Heat are favored to win, with the Hornets listed as +4.5 home underdogs. The Heat have shown strength in recent games, with a 3-0 ATS record in their last three games.
Overall, despite Herro’s absence, the Miami Heat have proven to be a strong contender this season and are expected to continue their success in the upcoming games.