Herro was placed in the NBA's COVID-19 health and safety protocols and has been ruled out for Wednesday's contest against the Trail Blazers, Tim Reynolds of the Associated Press reports. Miami will be without Herro and Kyle Lowry (personal) Wednesday, so the likes of Duncan Robinson, Max Strus, Caleb Martin and Gabe Vincent will all be candidates for increased roles. However, the primary beneficiary will likely be Jimmy Butler, as he will have to operate as the primary playmaker. The Heat may also turn to Bam Adebayo -- who recently returned from a nearly two-month absence -- to initiate the offense from the high post. With that said, Miami has continued to overcome major losses in the most unexpected ways this season, so fantasy managers are implored to monitor the Heat closely to see who stands out during their latest wave of absences.
Herro produced 23 points (8-16 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 6-6 FT), four rebounds, three assists and two steals across 34 minutes during Monday's 104-99 victory over the Raptors. Herro continued his solid play off the bench recently by leading the Heat offensively in their 28th victory of the season. The Kentucky product has reached the 16-point mark in each of his past 10 games while averaging 22.1 points during that span. Herro and the Heat will look to capture their second straight win against Portland on Wednesday.
Herro produced 21 points (9-19 FG, 1-6 3Pt, 2-2 FT), nine rebounds, 11 assists and one block over 36 minutes during Wednesday's 115-91 win over Atlanta. Herro started three games between Dec. 31 and Jan. 3, but he has been playing off the bench most of the season and has settled as one of the best, most productive second-unit players in the league. Aside from ending just one rebound away from a triple-double in this game, Herro extended his streak of games with at least 15 points to seven contests. He's averaging 22.0 points per game across five appearances in January.
Herro contributed 33 points (12-20 FG, 3-4 3Pt, 6-6 FT), five rebounds, three assists, one block and three steals over 34 minutes during Saturday's 123-100 victory over the Suns. Herro came into the contest shooting just 29.1 percent from the field over his previous four games, but he caught fire against the team with the NBA's best record and rode the hot hand to a season-high 33 points. The third-year guard benefitted from improved shot selection -- despite the robust point total, he finished with his fewest tries from beyond the arc since Dec. 26. Herro's voluminous three-point shooting is a big part of his fantasy appeal, but it does hurt his overall field-goal rate, which sits at a career-worst 42.7 percent through 34 contests.
Herro ended with 16 points (5-23 FG, 2-9 3Pt, 4-4 FT), five rebounds, three assists and one steal over 36 minutes before getting ejected from Wednesday's 115-109 win over the Trail Blazers. Herro started the second half after Kyle Lowry was ejected in the second quarter, but he was unable to find his stroke despite leading Miami with 23 shot attempts. The third-year guard was also involved in a tussle with Jusuf Nurkic in the final minute of the contest that resulted in both players being ejected. Herro's role in the fracas -- it began when he apparently shoved Nurkic from behind -- may have been partly due to frustration with his own poor shooting, and it could result in a suspension from the league, given previous precedent.
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