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Just Kentucky guys doing Kentucky guy things... Once again, another former Wildcat has reached a second contract in the NBA.
Adrian Wojnarowski announced this afternoon that the one-year Kentucky star has signed a four-year, $130 million contract extension with the Miami Heat.
After three full seasons down in Miami, Boy Wonder has now truly cashed in. After a Finals appearance in the bubble during his rookie season, Tyler Herro has since taken a role coming off the bench with his franchise. In fact, he was even named the NBA's Sixth Man of the Year in the 2021-22 season.
The main news surrounding his name this offseason is that he has reportedly said that he is "coming for the starting job" on his team.
He's coming off a 20.7 points per game (his career-high) season across 66 games while averaging nearly 33 minutes a game. He's also still shooting at an absurd rate of 38.5% from the three and 44% from the field.
“Tyler is an impact multi-faceted player and we are excited to have him signed for the next five years,” said Heat President Pat Riley. “His improvement every year since we drafted him has led to this day. We believe he will continue to get better.”
Now that he's signed a 'generational money' type of contract, let's go see him earn that starting job and become a 'generational' type of player.