Miami Heat News: Tyler Herro to Miss Wednesday’s Tilt vs. San Antonio Spurs

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The Miami Heat will be shorthanded against the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday night.

Rising rookie Tyler Herro will sit out due to a knee bruise. In addition to this being surprising news for fans, head coach Erik Spoelstra got the update recently as well.

Herro, 19, has played in 38 games this season.

The University of Kentucky product is among the best rookies this year. The shooting guard is putting 13.4 points, 4.4 boards and 2.2 assists per game this season. Herro’s scoring average is sixth-highest among first-year players.

While the No. 13 pick in the 2019 NBA Draft was expected to be good pick, no one expected Herro to be such a strong contributor this early into his tenure. The youngster has earned heavy minutes, put up game-winners and been an encouraging teammate this season.

The Heat will look to cease their two-game losing streak Wednesday against the Spurs, who are coming off a close victory against the defending champs.

Although Herro won’t suit up tonight, he won’t have to wait long to face the Spurs again as the two squads battle each other once more this Sunday.

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