Pros and cons of Utah Jazz making bold move for Tyler Herro

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The pros of trading for Tyler Herro

Tyler Herro is a budding star

All the noise aside, from a strict talent perspective, it’s hard to ignore that Tyler Herro is a budding star. He’s improved through the first four seasons of his career and is coming off back-to-back seasons in which he’s averaged at least 20 points, five rebounds, and four assists per game 44 percent shooting from the field and 38 percent shooting from 3-point range.

At just 23 years old, Herro has proven to be a prolific scorer, an underrated playmaker, and a great rebounder for his position and size. In a vacuum, Herro is a budding star in this league.

Tyler Herro could help expedite the Jazz’s build

Additionally, Herro is a player that could help expedite the Jazz’s build. Add Herro to a talented core of Lauri Markkanen, Walker Kessler, Collin Sexton, Jordan Clarkson, and John Collins, even without expecting much right away from any of the team’s rookies, and you can make the argument that Utah could emerge as a dark horse playoff contender in the Western Conference.

Herro could be the star-level talent this team is missing to be a consistent threat heading into the 2023-24 season.

The cost for Tyler Herro wouldn’t be debilitating for the franchise

Another pro of the Jazz targeting Herro would be the price that it would cost. From all indications, it wouldn’t be a high one and would likely just require one future first-round pick and salary-matching. If that’s all it takes for the Jazz to take a gamble on a young, promising player, there’s no question that Utah should strongly consider making the move.

The Jazz could seemingly make this move without hurting or impacting the team’s future whatsoever.