August 8, 2020, 11:56 pmBam AdebayoC, Miami Heat
Bam Adebayo stuffed the stat sheet in Saturday's loss to the Suns, finishing with 18 points, nine assists, seven rebounds and three blocks in 30 minutes.
Adebayo was a beast once again on Saturday evening but it wasn't enough, as the Suns took down the Heat 119-112. The Heat were playing without three of their main weapons with Jimmy Butler (right foot), Kendrick Nunn (personal), and Goran Dragic (ankle) all out. Adebayo is a finalist for the Most Improved Player Award, and his case is certainly valid after a breakout campaign in 2019-20.
August 8, 2020, 1:17 pmBam AdebayoC, Miami Heat
Bam Adebayo, Luka Doncic and Brandon Ingram have been announced as the finalists for the NBA Most Improved Player Award.
All three players have increased their numbers dramatically since last season and are all deserving of the honor. Although Doncic is putting up MVP-type numbers, Adebayo has made the biggest jump, looking purely at the numbers and his team having the best record of the three may play to his advantage as well.
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August 6, 2020, 8:38 pmBam AdebayoC, Miami Heat
Bam Adebayo was limited to six points, five rebounds, six assists in 22 minutes on Thursday due to a 2-of-10 shooting effort and five personal fouls.
It's a rare off-game for Adebayo and is probably just a blip on the radar as the Heat struggled to deal with Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton. He should bounce back and be a good option the rest of the way.
August 4, 2020, 10:31 pmBam AdebayoC, Miami Heat
Bam Adebayo went for 21 points (5-for-12 FG, 11-for-18 FT), 12 rebounds and two assists in 32 minutes as the Heat took down the Celtics 112-106 on Tuesday.
Adebayo was a beast inside for the Heat, per usual. He got to the free throw stripe a whopping 18 times and also recorded and block and a steal, rounding out a pretty solid night for the Kentucky product. His NBA ascension has been fun to watch and the Heat are an exciting young team. They are a threat to make a deep playoff run, not only this year in Orlando, but also for years to come. They figure to be a major player in the sweepstakes for Giannis Antetokounmpo when the time comes as well, but Bam and Jimmy Butler are leading the charge for the time being for Miami. Look for Bam to keep it rolling in the bubble.
August 3, 2020, 6:06 pmBam AdebayoC, Miami Heat
Bam Adebayo battled through a quad injury to finish with 10 points, eight rebounds, four assists, one steal and one block in 32 minutes during Monday's matchup with the Raptors.
Adebayo was never in much doubt heading into Monday's game and unsurprisingly took his place in the starting lineup. His production was a little muted in this one, although a matchup with the Raptors tends to have that impact on a lot of players. Despite finishing the initial portion of the season as a top-40 fantasy asset, Adebayo is still viewed as a player with a lot of potential improvement. Based on what we have seen thus far, he is likely to be a second-round target for many heading into next season.
August 3, 2020, 12:03 pmBam AdebayoC, Miami Heat
Bam Adebayo (right quad contusion) will play on Monday after being listed as probable.
Adebayo was never expected to sit this one out, so he's good to get into fantasy lineups. It should be a tough test against the Raptors' stout defense so Bam might not be a DFS play of choice, but in full-on resumption leagues you can slot him in as usual.
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August 2, 2020, 5:45 pmBam AdebayoC, Miami Heat
Bam Adebayo (right quad contusion) is listed as probable for Monday's game.
Adebayo delivered 22-9-6 on Saturday and he's fully expected to suit up tomorrow. Hopefully this doesn't become a lingering issue, but you can continue to treat Bam as an early-round fantasy option until/if it does.
Source: NBA Injury Report
August 1, 2020, 4:01 pmDuncan RobinsonF, Miami Heat
Duncan Robinson played a team-high 34 minutes during Saturday's win over the Nuggets, scoring 17 points including three triples, two rebounds and one assist.
Robinson is about as automatic as they come and drilled another bunch of perimeter bombs as the Heat ran away with a comfortable 20 point victory. He has certainly been one of the more surprising players this season and shows no signs of slowing down. With both Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo a little shy when it comes to firing away from deep, Robinson provides excellent floor-spacing on a team that is looking to make a deep playoff push.
August 1, 2020, 3:54 pmBam AdebayoC, Miami Heat
Bam Adebayo failed to record a defensive stat but cashed in with a team-high 22 points including 8-of-10 from the charity stripe, to go with nine rebounds and six assists in Saturday's victory.
Adebayo looked great in the victory, continuing what has been a breakout season. The lack of defensive production was somewhat disappointing, although he can certainly be forgiven after suiting up for only one of the Heat's scrimmages. The playing time was down as the Heat blew the Nuggets out and so there are no concerns from that respect moving forward.
July 28, 2020, 5:10 pmBam AdebayoC, Miami Heat
Bam Adebayo filled the box score in 25 minutes during Tuesday's loss, tallying 16 points, four rebounds three assists, two blocks and one steal.
Adebayo was quick out of the blocks on Tuesday, doing a bit of everything in his return to action. After missing the first two scrimmage games, it was great to see him back on the floor. Despite the loss, the Heat have to be thrilled with his performance and he should be locked and ready to go when the real games begin on Saturday.
July 28, 2020, 1:55 pmBam AdebayoC, Miami Heat
Bam Adebayo is in the starting five for Tuesday's scrimmage.
It'll be Adebayo's first scrimmage action. He has gone through two practices since getting to Disney World and the Heat will have their full complement of regulars ready to go for today's exhibition finale. Adebayo should be locked in as an early-round pick on your condensed draft boards for the restart.
Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter
July 28, 2020, 9:31 amBam AdebayoC, Miami Heat
Bam Adebayo is a clear max player, but the Heat aren’t going to give him the big money quite yet and are going to make him wait a year, according to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst.
This is pure speculation at this point but it makes sense since doing so would allow the Heat to have more cap space in the summer of 2021 in order to chase an elite free agent. Adebayo made quite the leap this season averaging 16.2 points, 10.5 rebounds, 5.1 assists, 1.2 steals and 1.3 blocks, while he is in the mix for Most Improved Player. He will be a restricted free agent in the summer of 2021 and the Heat could match any offer for him, so it’s likely that he remains in South Beach for many years to come.
July 28, 2020, 8:36 amBam AdebayoC, Miami Heat
After taking part in his second formal team practice since arriving at Disney last week, Bam Adebayo is expected to play and start in Tuesday’s scrimmage against the Grizzlies.
With Adebayo available, it could be the first time that Erik Spoelstra uses the starting lineup of Kendrick Nunn, Jimmy Butler, Duncan Robinson, Adebayo and Meyers Leonard while in the bubble. The All-Star big man was not available for the first exhibition because he was still in the middle of his in-room quarantine that is required upon arrival at Disney, and he did not feel he was ready to play in Saturday’s second exhibition after just one practice. He still has less than a week to prepare for the start of seeding games, with the Heat set to begin its seeding schedule on Saturday against the Nuggets.
Source: Miami Herald
July 25, 2020, 3:07 pmKendrick NunnPG, Miami Heat
Kendrick Nunn will play "a little" on Saturday according to head coach Erik Spoelstra while Bam Adebayo wants to feel a little more comfortable.
Both Nunn and Adebayo practiced with the team on Friday and should be back to their normal roles once the season officially restarts. The Heat have shown great player development ablity this year with Nunn a Rookie of the Year candidate and Adebayo a possibility for the Most Improved Player Award.
Source: Anthony Chiang on Twitter
July 25, 2020, 1:17 amBam AdebayoC, Miami Heat
Bam Adebayo (COVID-19) said that he thinks he's ready, "but is still taking things one day at a time and doesn't think he will play in Saturday's scrimmage.
Adebayo and Kendrick Nunn are both recovering from being infected by the COVID-19 virus and have just recently joined the Heat in the Orlando bubble. There is still so much to learn about the virus, so there's no surprise that the team might want to err on the side of caution and play it safe with their star center moving forward.
Source: Anthony Chiang on Twitter