June 24, 2017, 2:59 pm
Pat Riley declared that Bam Adebayo’s ‘jersey is going to be hanging up in the rafters’ at a press conference on Friday.
The Heat team president seems very confident with their recent draft selection. The Heat drafted Adebayo with the 14th pick, which was their only pick in the NBA draft. The Kentucky big man averaged 17.3 points and 10.6 rebounds per 40 minutes as a freshman at college and was expected to go around the top-20. He certainly boosted his draft value over the last few weeks as the Heat took him slightly earlier than what was expected. It is uncertain how they will deploy him in their rotation, whether its alongside Hassan Whiteside or off the bench. He can’t stretch the floor, but opposing teams are gonna have a tough time getting rebounds in Miami if he works together with Whiteside. Stay posted for a few years to see if Riley’s prediction is correct.