Bam Adebayo Rumors

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Bam Adebayo
Bam Adebayo
Position: F-C
Born: 07/18/97
Height: 6-10 / 2.08
Weight:245 lbs. / 111.1 kg.
Salary: $3,454,080
Although he ended the season as the Heat’s starting center, the trade of Hassan Whiteside to the Portland Trail Blazers further cemented his role in the Heat’s lineup. “They said they see a bright future for me, and they’re willing to keep me and I appreciate that,” he said, mentioned, himself, in trade permutations for Russell Westbrook before the Oklahoma City Thunder guard was dealt to the Houston Rockets. “But it is a big responsibility. It’s a lot of pressure to it. I’m about to be 22 on Thursday, and you’re about to become a starting center for a whole season for a big franchise. And that comes with a lot of responsibility and challenges.”
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At another point in the discussions this week, the Thunder asked the Heat to include two among Herro, Bam Adebayo and Justise Winslow, according to a source in touch with one of the two teams. The Heat also is opposed to including Adebayo, whom Erik Spoelstra ranked among the best centers in the league in the final months of last season.
At 21, Adebayo is the youngest of the group. He showed his age after the season finale when he needed help from a team official to adjust the collar on his dress shirt so he looked proper for Wade’s farewell party later that night. That’s not to say Adebayo is unready for growth. He played in all 82 games, becoming the first Heat player to do so since Norris Cole in 2013-14. Other than stationary work, he has taken a recovery period since the season ended before returning home for workouts in his home state of North Carolina. There are also plans to train with Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo. Both share the same agent, Alex Saratsis. The timing and extensiveness of the sessions will depend on how long Milwaukee remains in the playoffs. “You’ve got to grow up someday,” Adebayo said. “You can’t run from it. The time is now for us, as in right now.”