Pat Riley to Tyler Herro: If you want to be a starter, you have to become a two-way player

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Brady Hawk: Pat Riley on Tyler Herro: He goes on and on about how he can score in every spot on the floor “And he’s 22.” “The next step for him…if you want to win a championship and you want to be a starter, you have to become a two-way player.”
Source: Twitter @BradyHawk305

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Barry Jackson @flasportsbuzz
Lots of good stuff from Pat Riley in his ongoing press conference. We’re updating it every minute: miamiherald.com/sports/spt-col…1:34 PM

Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Pat Riley, 77, says he’s not going anywhere: “I’m 77 years old and right now I can do more push-ups than you can right now.” – 1:33 PM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Pat Riley said he’ll meet with Erik Spoelstra about various things this offseason, including: “How can Bam be developed in a way to improve his consistent shot ability every night? Getting 15 shots every night, quality shots that he can get and create.” – 1:32 PM

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Pat Riley on Bam Adebayo:
“He’s been asked to do a lot of things as a young player.”
“He’s always getting somebody open. Duncan should give him half his check. Tyler should pay him half his check. Max should give him half his check.” – 1:31 PM

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Pat Riley on Kyle Lowry’s conditioning:
“The bottom line with me and for me as far as hoping you can get the most out of a player…is that you have to be in world class shape, you just have to be.”
“He’s definitely gonna have to address that and it will be addressed.” – 1:27 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Pat Riley on Heat’s next step, “We have to be proactive in improving the team.” sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h…1:26 PM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Pat Riley on P.J. Tucker potentially becoming a free agent this summer: “I’d love to have Tuck back next year. He’s part of our core. … He’s special.” – 1:26 PM

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Pat Riley:
“I’d love to have Tuck back next year. He’s part of our core…He’s special.” – 1:25 PM

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Pat Riley on PJ Tucker
“PJ is like a cornerstone, like when UD was in his prime.” – 1:24 PM

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Pat Riley really harping on defense right now
“That’s where we as a team have to win.”
Says he won’t ever blame losing on poor shooting, since this team is all about the defensive side of the ball – 1:23 PM

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Pat Riley on Duncan Robinson
“The first playoff game this year he got 27 points. He’s a specialist and you can’t win in this league without having one.”
“But I saw improvement in his game where he’s going downhill.”
Mentions needing to improve defensively – 1:22 PM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Pat Riley on Herro wanting to start: “If he wants to be a starter, we’ll see in October. That’s something that you earn.” – 1:21 PM

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Pat Riley on Tyler Herro wanting to start:
“As far as being a starter, come to training camp and win it.” – 1:20 PM

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Pat Riley on Tyler Herro:
He goes on and on about how he can score in every spot on the floor
“And he’s 22.”
“The next step for him…if you want to win a championship and you want to be a starter, you have to become a two-way player.” – 1:19 PM

Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Riles believes there’s a lot more to Tyler Herro than what has been seen in the first three years. “I don’t even think he’s here yet as a full-time complete player,” Riles said. – 1:19 PM

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Pat Riley:
“I like the team that we have. I like the core. So let’s see where we can go internally. And let’s see where we can go if something presents itself, if that’s a viable option.” – 1:17 PM

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Pat Riley:
“We did find a lot about other players when they were put in position to play 30-35 minutes. It opens up your eyes what it could mean for them.” – 1:16 PM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Pat Riley: “We’re always going to try to improve the team. … You can always use more, but it has to be a good fit.” Riley said the Heat will “explore” the market like it always does. – 1:12 PM

Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Pat Riley says the Heat – again, and as always – will look and explore upgrades. “If there’s one out there, throw him to me. You can always use more, but it’s got to be a good fit.” – 1:12 PM

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Pat Riley on if they need to add a star:
“I think we all realize you can always use more.”
“We’re always gonna try to improve the team.”
Jokes: “If there’s one out there, throw him to me.”
“We will look. We will explore. We always do this.” – 1:12 PM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Pat Riley opens the press conference: “I thought we had an absolutely great year. … I was proud of the team. I’m proud of the coaches.” – 1:10 PM

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Pat Riley says if they ran it back, they’d still have a very good team, but adds:
“You have to be very proactive in looking how you’re going to improve.” – 1:09 PM

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Pat Riley opens:
“I thought we had an absolutely great year. We had a tremendous story that was developing. But with a lot of stories, the endings aren’t very good.” pic.twitter.com/m2lTGIQ45g1:08 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
For those seeking to view Pat Riley’s annual postseason media session:
We will be streaming Pat Riley’s upcoming press conference (scheduled for 1 p.m.) on the Bally Sports app and BallySports.com.
Watch it here: bspts.cc/miami-heat-pre…12:53 PM

Barry Jackson @flasportsbuzz
Pat Riley’s state of the franchise press conference will be streamed on BallySports.com at 1 p.m. – 12:51 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
ASK IRA: Does impending extension limit Heat’s trade market for Tyler Herro? sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h…12:51 PM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Pat Riley speaking to the media this afternoon for his end of the season press conference. Stay tuned for updates beginning around 1 p.m. – 11:57 AM

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Stay locked in here for updates
I’ll be in attendance covering the Pat Riley presser later today 👀 – 8:58 AM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Does impending extension limit Heat trade market for Tyler Herro? Latest “Ask Ira” at sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h… plus more. – 8:23 AM

Marc Stein @TheSteinLine
Press Conference Monday in the NBA just got even newsier: Utah will hold a session tomorrow with new owner Ryan Smith, new CEO Danny Ainge and outgoing coach Quin Snyder … adding to previously scheduled press conferences for Miami’s Pat Riley and new Lakers coach Darvin Ham. – 9:52 PM

Barry Jackson @flasportsbuzz
From last week: how a hypothetical Donovan Mitchell trade would work with Heat and how he and Herro compared this season: miamiherald.com/sports/spt-col…8:54 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
From earlier — Ira Winderman: It is time for Tyler Herro to spread his Heat wings? sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h…4:19 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Ira Winderman: It is time for Tyler Herro to spread his Heat wings? sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h…12:25 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Sunday notes on a Saturday: It is time for Tyler Herro to spread his Heat wings? The butterfly effect could be significant with a Herro move into starting lineup. sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h… Plus: Draymond on Strus; Burr on The Fix; Andre Iguodala; Tyler Johnson; Chris Silva; more. – 9:02 AM

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