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Miami Heat guard Tyler Herro receives NBA Sixth Man of the Year award

Miami Heat guard Tyler Herro receives NBA Sixth Man of the Year award

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May 04
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Miami Heat guard Tyler Herro was officially named the 2021-22 NBA Sixth Man of the Year on Tuesday.

This season he scored at least 20 points off the bench in 32 games, more than all other Heat players combined. He has also done it 51 times in his career.

First Place Votes

96

Herro won 96 out of potential 100 first place votes on a comprehensive jury of 100 sportswriters and broadcasters, accumulating 488 points in total.

Top 10 is worth five points, second place is worth three, and third place is worth one.

 

Kevin Love Finished Second in Voting

Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love finished second with 214 points (three first place votes).

This is how Herro (age 22) stacked up against Love (age 33) in the 21-22 regular season.

Player MP FG% 3P% FT% TRB AST STL PTS
Tyler Herro 32.6 .447 .399 .868 5.0 4.0 0.7 20.7
Kevin Love 22.5 .430 .392 .838 7.2 2.2 0.4 13.6
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Starters Minutes

Herro comes off the bench for the Heat, but plays starters’ minutes.

In 66 game appearances, he averaged 32.6 minutes per game. Herro started 10 games, came off the bench in 56 games, and averaged 20.7 points, 5.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists overall.

"We're trying to win a championship here, so whether it's starting or coming off the bench for me, I accepted that role. ... I'm just happy to be on this team and happy to accept my role"

- Tyler Herro

"When you come in and you're going to be the featured player, that, to me, is a better role than a starting role in a lot of ways"

- Doc Rivers

NBA: Playoffs-Miami Heat at Atlanta Hawks

Apr 24, 2022; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Miami Heat center Bam Adebayo (13) and guard Tyler Herro (14) pose for a photo against the Atlanta Hawks in the fourth quarter during game four of the first round of the 2022 NBA playoffs at State Farm Arena. © Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Previous Winners include Clarkson and Harrell

Jordan Clarkson won the award with the Utah Jazz last season, while Montrezl Harrell won the honor two seasons ago with the Los Angeles Clippers.

Player Season FG% 3P% FT% TRB AST STL PTS
Jordan Clarkson 2020-21 .425 .347 .896 4.0 2.5 0.9 18.4
Montrezl Harrell 2019-20 .580 .000 .658 7.1 1.7 0.6 18.6
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  • Tyler Herro

    Tyler Christopher Herro is an American professional basketball player for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association .

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  • Miami Heat

    The Miami Heat are an American professional basketball team based in Miami. The Heat compete in the National Basketball Association as a member of the league's Eastern Conference Southeast Division.

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  • Kevin Love

    Kevin Wesley Love is an American professional basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association .

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