Adam Simon Rumors
Miami HEAT announced today that they have re-signed center Ӧmer Yurtseven. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. “Ӧmer is one of Adam Simon’s great finds for our club,” said HEAT President Pat Riley. “He will be a great developmental center/power forward to play alongside Bam, and has shown his willingness to commit to the work needed to get to the next level.”
It’s possible that some combination of coach Erik Spoelstra, general manager Andy Elisburg, assistant GM Adam Simon and CEO Nick Arison could fill Riley’s personnel responsibilities when he retires, but that’s speculative at this point. Alonzo Mourning, the Heat’s vice president of player programs, also could be considered for a bigger role if he’s interested.
Anthony Chiang: Adam Simon says Heat interviewed a player recently who said he hasn’t played in a basketball game since March. Two weeks after these players are drafted, they will be in NBA training camps. Life happens fast.
But the Heat’s front office staff led by president Pat Riley, general manager Andy Elisburg and vice president of basketball operations Adam Simon put in the time based on scouting from longtime Heat player personnel executive Chet Kammerer. The Heat valued Adebayo’s footwork, energy and defense and were determined to work on his offense. This season, he averaged 15.9 points, 10.2 rebounds, 5.1 assists, 1.3 blocks and 1.1 steals and shot 55.7% from the field. “That preparation, my coaching staff really put it in my mind that that’s something I could be,” Adebayo said. “Just got to keep being aggressive and doing my thing.”