breaking news: Miami Heat guard Tyler Herro has been criticized by the NBA due to his inability to…..

Miami Heat guard Tyler Herro didn’t expect to find inspiration from the struggles of one of the NBA’s top stars, but that’s exactly what’s happening.

Dallas Mavericks’ Luka Doncic is under heavy criticism for his lack of success as a two-way player. Known for his offensive prowess, his defensive weaknesses have been glaring in the NBA Finals.

Apr 1, 2023; Miami, Florida, USA; Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) dribbles the ball past Miami Heat guard Tyler Herro (14) during the third quarter at Miami-Dade Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rich Storry-USA TODAY Sports

Herro also faces criticism for his defense, despite recent improvements. While he has struggled with offensive inconsistencies, enhancing his defense could mitigate these issues. Herro’s lack of discipline often leaves him out of position, causing teammates to overcompensate. Last season, opponents shot over 44 percent when defended by him.

Doncic, with his larger frame of 6-foot-7 and 230 pounds compared to Herro’s 6-foot-5 and 195 pounds, often hides his flaws better. However, the versatile Boston Celtics stars Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown are exposing them. Herro encountered similar challenges against Tatum and Brown during their first-round loss.

Sports personality Colin Cowherd attributes the Mavericks’ 3-0 deficit to Doncic’s defensive issues, saying, “Your legacy is largely framed by Finals and Western Conference Finals. This is going to stick to him. He was atrocious defensively in these Finals. My comp to him is he’s a better Carmelo Anthony. I don’t think he’s in great shape, I don’t think he’s easy to play with [and] I don’t think he’s committed on the defensive end.”

Whether Herro focuses on improving his defense or addressing his shooting inconsistencies will be evident next season, but his name is likely to remain in trade discussions.

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