Amidst recent speculations surrounding the involvement of Tyler Herro in potential trade talks, Miami Heat President Pat Riley has emphatically stated that the team had never actively sought to trade the promising young player.
Addressing the Damian Lillard trade talks during the offseason, Riley clarified the team’s stance on Herro, asserting, via Tim Reynolds of Associated Press, “We have never shopped him and had no interest in ever trading the guy.”
Though Riley admitted that when discussing a trade of a player of Lillard’s caliber, no player is untouchable.
“But when you’re talking about acquiring one of the top five players in the league, there isn’t anybody on our team that won’t be discussed,” Riley added.
As talks regarding a potential trade with the Portland Trail Blazers swirled, reports surfaced of the Heat offering Herro as part of the package for the superstar guard. Ultimately, Lillard was traded to the Milwaukee Bucks, and Herro remained a part of the Heat’s roster.