May 4, 2022 – Miami Heat guard Tyler Herro wins the NBA Kia 6th Man of the Year award by a landslide!
The 22-year-old rising star received 488 total points, where he got 96 first-place votes out of the 100 panelists. On the other hand, the veteran forward Kevin Love (Cleveland Cavaliers) came in second place with 214 points (3 first-place votes).
Meanwhile, the young forward from Phoenix, Cam Johnson, placed third with 128 points (1 first-place vote). With this award, he now joins an elite company of legends like Jamal Crawford, Manu Ginobili, James Harden, Lou Williams, and more. Surprisingly, Herro is also the first-ever Miami heat player to ever win this award.
Tyler Herro undoubtedly deserves the award as he has been playing phenomenal basketball even if he just comes off the bench. As the 6th man in the best team in the East (Miami Heat), Herro has been contributing great numbers on the floor. This season, he is putting up 20.7 points, 4 assists, and 5 rebounds a night while shooting 40% from the arc.
During his stellar performance in the bubble (NBA Playoffs 2020), the rookie Herro was deemed a superstar in the making.
A skilled guard with the ability to score everywhere on the court, Herro was already on the path to becoming the next big thing. Unfortunately, his performance in his sophomore year was sub-par, and completely fell off his superstar status. But, this year (his third season) he’s regained his confidence as he proves the doubters wrong with the 6th man of the year award.
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