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Miami Heat guard Tyler Herro had his 2022-23 team option exercised. Herro's name was vaguely brought up during trade rumblings throughout the offseason after his numbers declined from his rookie averages. However, it appears that the team has the utmost confidence in his abilities, so he will remain in South Beach for at least a few more years. Herro will probably come off the bench during the 2021-22 season, although he will surely make some appearances as a starter.
Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler agreed to a four-year, $184 million contract extension. The move will keep him with the team through the 2025-26 season, and it comes after the 31-year-old averaged 21.5 points, 7.1 assists, and 6.9 boards throughout 52 games last season. He is also a nightmare on the defensive end, especially after logging 2.1 steals per game last year. Still, his inability to remain healthy and poor percentage from deep are two areas that are in desperate need of improvement. Nonetheless, managers should consider Butler a top-25 fantasy option, with the potential for higher if he can remain on the court moving ahead.
Miami Heat guard Tyler Herro could find himself on a new team during the 2021-22 campaign. With Miami looking for players to pair with superstar Jimmy Butler, the 21-year-old could be included in a deal to bring a more established player to South Beach. Butler had a breakout season in 2020, but he fell off the map by averaging 9.3 points and shooting 31.6 percent from deep during the first-round loss to the Milwaukee Bucks during the postseason. Regardless of where Herro is playing, he should be considered a risky fantasy option with a significant upside heading into the new year.
Guard Victor Oladipo (quadriceps) could miss the entire 2021-22 season. Oladipo was once considered one of the top up-and-coming young stars in the league, primarily after he averaged 23.1 points per game with the Pacers during the 2018 campaign. However, constant quad injuries and surgeries have derailed his career, and as a result, he's appeared in just 88 games throughout the last three seasons. When healthy, the 29-year-old is a lethal threat and solid contributor, especially on the scoring end. Nonetheless, his inability to stay on the court has significantly lowered his ceiling moving ahead. While there is a chance Oladipo may play next season, potentially still in Miami, managers shouldn't reach for him unless he is still floating around toward the late rounds of fantasy drafts heading into the new year.
Miami Heat guard Goran Dragic was seemingly knocking down everything during Saturday's Game 1 versus the Milwaukee Bucks. He connected on 10-of-17 field goal attempts, while scoring 25 points with two rebounds and one assist. Both Dragic and Duncan Robinson were the two bright spots for this team during Saturday's loss. Sadly, they weren't able to do enough to get the win, but both should be intriguing DFS options heading into Game 2.