Thursday, December 2, 2021

Heat Star Details Confrontation with Tyler Herro: “Elbow Them in the Head”

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The Miami Heat’s five-game road trip comes to an end when they face the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday night, where they’ll try to keep the momentum going after their 111-105 win over Utah Jazz.

The Heat (8-5) are still working on getting into a rhythm on the offensive, especially since their attack plan is very different from last year’s, especially when it comes to rebounds. Miami has led the league in rebound per game so far this season, while the Heat was second in rebound last season.

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Getting rebounds under control has gotten a lot smoother since PJ Tucker and Kyle Lowry were added to the Heat’s list, but before these two seasoned presenters joined the free agency, rebound stealing became a point of contention between Centers Bam Adebayo and Guard Tyler Herro.

“You have the guards in there trying to steal a ricochet,” Adebayo said, specifically mentioning an incident with Tyler Herro to Sun Sentinel’s Ira Winderman. “I often try to punch them in the head with the elbow. Don’t understand my rebound. Tyler isn’t paid to recover. “

Of course, Adebayo mentioned this argument with a smile on his face, but it’s an incident that is easy to laugh about now that Heat is no longer in 29th place out of the NBA’s 30 teams in rebound.

“That’s the physicality we have this year,” Adebayo continued. “You have PJ at the bottom. You have ‘kief’ [Markieff Morris] below deep. You made Tyler go down there every now and then and try to steal a rebound. We go after 50-50 balls. We live on these intermediate balls. Who is the first person to get it? “

After hearing the details of their argument, Herro Adebyos elaborated on the situation and discovered that there was another incident involving the team’s backup center, Dewayne Dedmon.

“Myself and Dedmon also had a bit of an argument at the beginning of the season,” said Herro. “I think I grabbed one of his rebounds and he told me I was going to score and he was rebounds. So we’re trying to steal some, so let them get their rebounds at the same time. “

After winning the Heat in the first round of the playoffs last season, the 21-year-old Guard, who is absolutely on fire this season, averaging 21.5 points and 5.6 rebounds per game, knew that something had to change .

“I think we definitely put an emphasis on that in training camp,” said Herro of the rebound. “I think we can see the previous team we played in the playoffs, the Bucks crashed almost all five guys last year and that hurt us in the end.”

“So I think by watching them a bit, we could take over from different teams, overturn four or five guys and try to create an additional opportunity, and if not, run back.”

Heat’s squad went through a major reorganization last season and while the newcomers and seasoned players have clear chemistry, Heat’s head coach Erik Spoelstra says he’s still trying things out when it comes to the team’s attack.

Instead of focusing on covering the backcourt like last year, the Heat players make it a point to hit the offensive glass.

“I am aware of the dichotomy of building a top defense as well,” said Spoelstra. “And we’re just trying to weigh everything up early this season.”

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Heat’s squad went through a major reorganization last season and while the newcomers and seasoned players have clear chemistry, Heat’s head coach Erik Spoelstra says he’s still trying things out when it comes to the team’s attack.

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