ESPN.com’s Marc Stein wrote Tuesday morning that the Miami Heat should not rush Omer, who played in his third season with the team, into the role of the team’s third point guard.
Omer was named a starter last season and has been solid, especially on the defensive end, as he’s been an efficient 3-point shooter in the playoffs.
Stein also noted that Omer will have to be more assertive on the offensive end, particularly in the post-up game, where the Heat have struggled.
Omers role is not clear, and Stein wrote that the Heat are not willing to risk Omer being a liability on the perimeter in the face of Hassan Whiteside, who is averaging 14.8 points per game.
Whiteside is averaging 16.5 points per contest.
Whitesides’ recent injury will likely impact Omer’s minutes.
The Heat will likely opt to go small on offense, which could be an adjustment for Omer as a starter, according to Stein.
Omegas scoring average of 13.7 points per 48 minutes last season ranked him as the fourth-best player on the team.
Omenos efficiency rate of 31.9 percent ranked him among the top five, according.
He ranked fifth among Heat players last season, according in the ESPN.
The 6-foot-11 guard is averaging 12.8 minutes per game this season and ranks among the league leaders in assists and steals per 48.
The 22-year-old averaged 7.8 assists per 48 in his rookie season with Philadelphia and made his first All-Star appearance in the 2014 NBA Finals.
Omyer had a breakout year in 2016-17, when he was named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week for the first time since 2013-14.
He had 28 points and 11 rebounds in the Finals.