Bam Adebayo

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  • Kelly Olynyk
    C, Miami Heat

    Kelly Olynyk (right knee bruise) is probable for Thursday's preseason finale against the Magic.

    This would be great news for fantasy owners who drafted Olynyk towards the end of drafts as it seems more likely that he will be healthy for the start of the regular season. Olynyk might have a starting role in the frontcourt next to Bam Adebayo.

    Source: NBA Injury Report

  • Bam Adebayo
    C, Miami Heat

    Bam Adebayo filled up the stat sheet with 15 points (3-for-10 FGs, 9-for-10 FTs), 10 rebounds, four assists and three blocks in 26 minutes against the Hawks on Monday.

    Adebayo is likely to exceed 26 minutes per game in the regular season, and that should lead to some spectacular number for the third-year big man. He's a steal in the fifth round right now. And I don't think you'll regret it if you grab him in the fourth.

  • Terry Rozier
    PG, Charlotte Hornets

    Terry Rozier scored 18 points with four rebounds in a loss to the Heat on Wednesday.

    Rozier shot 7-of-12 from the field and 2-of-4 from three. Rozier only added one assist in this contest but should have more than that most games. Rozier should produce big counting stats this season but will be a drag on field goal percentage.

  • Bam Adebayo
    C, Miami Heat

    Bam Adebayo shot 4-for-8 from the field and 6-for-6 from the line for 14 points with eight boards, one assist and two blocks in 23 minutes against the Spurs in a win on Tuesday.

    Adebayo has received high praise from coach Spoelstra and the Heat media all summer. It showed tonight. Adebayo was aggressive and efficient all night, showing improvement at the charity stripe with a perfect night. Strongly consider targeting Adebayo on draft night.

  • Bam Adebayo
    C, Miami Heat

    Former NBA All-Star Chris Bosh gave high praise for Bam Adebayo on Tuesday, saying he thinks Adebayo can be "one of the best big man in the league."

    The opportunity has never been better for the 22 year-old center, who steps in to a huge role with Hassan Whiteside changing coasts for the Blazers. Adebayo averaged 8.9 points, 7.3 rebounds, and 2.2 assists in 23.3 minutes last season. Add him to your queue on draft night.

    Source: Miami Herald

  • Bam Adebayo
    C, Miami Heat

    The Heat have exercised the fourth-year option on Bam Adebayo's rookie contract.

    Adebayo is now signed with the Heat through the 2020-21 season. After playing some with Team USA in their training camp prior the World Cup, Adebayo is looking like a breakout candidate for fantasy this season. He is the clear starting center with Hassan Whiteside in a Blazers uniform. The two centers each averaged 23.3 minutes per game last season so expect Adebayo to eat up quite a bit of Whiteside's minutes heading into this season. Make sure to look for him in your upcoming fantasy drafts.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter

  • Bam Adebayo
    C, Miami Heat

    According to Marc Stein, both Bam Adebayo and Thaddeus Young have been informed that they will not be continuing onto Los Angeles with the rest of USA Basketball.

    It's a shame that Adebayo did not make the final cut for Team USA, but this should not be looked at as a reflection of his improvement for the 2019-20 season. Adebayo will be in high demand, so be careful not to overdraft him.

    Source: Marc Stein on Twitter

  • Bam Adebayo
    C, Miami Heat

    Speaking with Tim Reynolds of the AP, Bam Adebayo discussed how he was working on improving his playmaking skills.

    "I've really been honing in on it this summer. [the Heat] have really wanted me to become a playmaker for the team." He went on to say that he would continue that work by looking to be more of a facilitator with Team USA to get ready for training camp. One of the biggest open secrets in fantasy hoops this offseason has been that Bam Adebayo is primed for a breakout season. Working with Team USA should really help him continue to develop his game and the hype train should continue to intensify.

    Source: Tim Reynolds on Twitter

  • Bam Adebayo
    C, Miami Heat

    Bam Adebayo has accepted an invitation to Team USA training camp for the FIBA World Cup tournament in China, according to Adrian Wojnarowski

    Adebayo is set for a breakout season as the starting center on the Heat. Experience at the Team USA training camp will only speed up his development. With Hassan Whiteside traded to the Blazers, Adebayo will be given all the minutes he can handle at center. His stock is on the rise as he looks to improve on his averages of 8.9 points, 7.3 rebounds and 2.2 assists in only 23.3 minutes per game last season.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Bam Adebayo
    C, Miami Heat

    Bam Adebayo is envisioning himself as a better all-around player, with averages of 16.0 points, 10.0 rebounds and 5.0 assists this upcoming season.

    Adebayo, who turns 22 on Thursday, averaged 8.9 points, 7.3 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 23.3 minutes while playing in all 82 of the Heat’s games last season. With the Heat trading center Hassan Whiteside to the Blazers earlier this month, Adebayo is expected to be the clear-cut choice at starting center and a fantasy breakout candidate.

    Source: Miami Herald

  • Tyler Herro
    PG, Miami Heat

    The Heat have balked at the Thunder's ask for two of Tyler Herro, Bam Adebayo and Justise Winslow in trade talks for Russell Westbrook.

    While Miami is reportedly at the top of Westbrook's list of destinations, the Heat would obviously prefer to keep some of their young talent since they may be bidding against themselves at this point. The Heat just inked Herro to his rookie deal, which means he cannot be traded for 30 days, and they also must send out more than Westbrook's immense salary because they're hard-capped. We'll see who blinks first, or if another team can provide OKC a more compelling package.

    Source: Miami Herald

  • Bam Adebayo
    C, Miami Heat

    Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports that the Heat would like to keep Bam Adebayo and Tyler Herro out of any potential deals for Russell Westbrook.

    That's far from surprising, as teams tend to want to keep their good, affordable players. The Heat are also hard-capped by the sign-and-trade for Jimmy Butler and would need to send out more money than they absorb in any deal. That means that the Thunder, who have gotten themselves closer to the tax with their other offseason moves, may not feel as much pressure to take on Miami's bad deals without something good in return. It's worth noting that the Heat have yet to sign Herro, as doing so would mean he can't be traded for 30 days. We're hoping that Adebayo remains in Miami because he's looking at a great setup with early-middle round potential.

    Source: Miami Herald

  • Hassan Whiteside
    C, Portland Trail Blazers

    The Heat will send Hassan Whiteside to the Blazers when the offseason moratorium ends.

    Whiteside will start at center while Jusuf Nurkic is on the mend, and he'll give Portland some more muscle, rebounding and rim-running presence than presumed starter Zach Collins would've. Last season saw Whiteside bust out to a big start before losing some time to injury and only making 53 starts in his 72 appearances, finishing with borderline top-100 fantasy value in 23.3 mpg. He should be able to get more minutes in Portland, but it likely won't be a big increase. He's the same player as ever for fantasy purposes, but perhaps the change of scenery gets him to refocus a bit. Bam Adebayo is going to feast in Miami, and hopefully the hype train doesn't run off the tracks.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Bam Adebayo
    C/F, Miami Heat

    According to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, The Miami Heat are leaving the impression with other teams that there are 'no untouchables on the roster', including players such as Josh Richardson, Justise Winslow and Bam Adebayo.

    As the report states, the Heat are less inclined to trade Richardson, Winslow or Adebayo as opposed to several of their other roster pieces. There is a sense, however, that they could be acquired for the right price, signaling that Miami is intent on reshaping their roster for next season. Of the players listed here Adebayo could potentially hold the most trade value due to his very favorable contract. He also could stand to gain the most fantasy value of the bunch in either scenario that he or somebody else (such as Hassan Whiteside) is moved. Keep an eye on what the Heat do this offseason, and in particular, how it affects Adebayo.

    Source: Miami Herald

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