Bam Adebayo RUMORS & NEWS

  • Miami Heat ‘would hang the phone up’ if Bam Adebayo was asked for in trade

    Heat Nation "The Miami Heat are extremely high on big man Bam Adebayo after his impressive 2019-20 campaign. In fact, Miami essentially considers its rising star untouchable, according to The Athletic’s Zach Harper. “Adebayo is pretty much off the..." October 26

  • Pat Riley Wants Lakers Champsionship Slapped With Asterisk

    Heavy "Miami Heat president Pat Riley—the legendary former coach of the Lakers—credits the Lakers for their NBA Finals win over his team this month. But, he told reporters on Friday, L.A.’s championship should be affixed with a dreaded bit of punctuation: an..." October 24

  • 5 Stars That Could Join Jimmy Butler And Bam Adebayo

    Fadeaway World "The Miami Heat shocked the world by making it to the NBA Finals this year. While the Heat looked solid on paper after Jimmy Butler signed in Free Agency, nobody expected them to be the best Eastern Conference team in the Playoffs. They smacked the Milwaukee Bucks in 5 games and made quick work..." October 15

  • Bam Adebayo motivated by seeing Lakers celebrate championship

    Larry Brown Sports "There are few worse feelings in sports than coming in second place, and the Miami Heat are experiencing that as they exit the NBA bubble in Orlando. For Bam Adebayo, that could be a good thing. Adebayo made a habit of going for a nightly walk at the Walt Disney World resort where the..." October 13

  • How the Warriors can land the best centers in the NBA

    Fadeaway World "The Golden State Warriors have not gone anywhere. They still have Steve Kerr as the head coach, and both Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson are expected to be healthy next year. Not to mention, Draymond Green has heard all the noise of him being an average player and wants to prove why he is one..." October 10

  • Jimmy Butler, Heat must solve scoring dilemma with Bam Adebayo back

    Pro Basketball Talk "Bam Adebayo is an All-Star. He’s one of the NBA’s most versatile defenders. The center is extremely skilled offensively, an ace passer from the high post and powerful finisher inside. But his return in Game 4 of the NBA Finals wasn’t all good news for..." October 09

  • Bam Adebayo wasn’t 100% in Game 4 return, and it showed in the 4th quarter

    Clutch Points "Miami Heat big man Bam Adebayo worked his way to return to the floor as soon as possible after nursing his strained neck injury for the past two games. Despite being on the court for his team in Game 4, the former Kentucky Wildcat was clearly not in full health evidently showed by his poor..." October 07

  • Heat's Bam Adebayo Day-to-Day with Neck Injury Before Finals Game 4 vs. Lakers

    Bleacher Report "Miami Heat star center Bam Adebayo announced Monday that he is day-to-day with a neck injury.  "I'm getting better. It's up to the medical staff..." Adebayo said. "I'm trying to get back as quickly as possible. It's really..." October 05

  • Will Bam Adebayo, Goran Dragic play in Game 4 vs. Lakers?

    Sporting News "When will Bam Adebayo and Goran Dragic make their returns? It's the biggest question hanging over the 2020 NBA Finals. The Heat starters missed Games 2 and 3 against the Lakers after leaving the series opener with injuries. Dragic suffered a torn plantar fascia..." October 05

  • Heat stars Bam Adebayo, Goran Dragic officially ruled out for NBA Finals Game 3

    Clutch Points "Adebayo sustained a shoulder injury in Game 1, while Dragic suffered a plantar fascia tear in the same contest. They both missed Game 2 against the Los Angeles Lakers and was initially listed as doubtful for Sunday’s showdown. While Dragic’s status is..." October 04

  • Bam Adebayo, Goran Dragic doubtful to play in Game 3

    Larry Brown Sports "The Miami Heat continue to be in trouble in the NBA Finals. Bam Adebayo and Goran Dragic are being listed as doubtful for Sunday’s Game 3 of the Finals, according to Shams Charania. Dragic has a torn plantar fascia that was suffered in Game 1 of the..." October 03

  • Heat's Bam Adebayo planning to return for Game 3 vs. Lakers

    The Score "After missing Game 2 with a neck strain, Miami Heat center Bam Adebayo says he'll be ready to play in Game 3 of the NBA Finals against the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday. "Yes, I believe I’ll be in the lineup. I’m feeling better. I..." October 03

  • Goran Dragic Suffers Plantar Tear Of Left Foot, X-Rays On Bam Adebayo Shoulder Return Negative

    Real GM Basketball "Goran Dragic suffered a plantar tear of his left foot, sources told Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. Dragic has been able to put pressure on his left foot and is not ruling out a return in the finals. " October 01

  • Goran Dragic, Bam Adebayo doubtful for Game 2

    Yardbarker "The Heat listed starting point guard Goran Dragic and All-Star big man Bam Adebayo as doubtful for Game 2 of the NBA Finals on Friday vs. the Lakers, as Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated tweets. There was an expectation that Dragic would be hard-pressed to..." October 01

  • Heat deal with depleted roster for Game 2 vs. Lakers

    USA Today "The Miami Heat pledged to avoid the kind of performance that led to an 18-point loss to the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 1 of the NBA Finals. But Miami will have to do so while dealing with similar circumstances that contributed to the outcome. The Heat considered it doubtful that..." October 01

  • Injuries On the Verge of Robbing Fans of a Competitive NBA Finals Again

    The Big Lead "The Miami Heat looked like they would give the Los Angeles Lakers all they could handle in this year's NBA Finals for about seven minutes. Miami went on a 23-10 run to start the game. Then it all fell apart as the Lakers surged back and blew the Heat out of the water...." October 01

  • Is Bam Adebayo already better than Anthony Davis?

    NBA.com "If you read our player rankings for the Finals, you may have noticed that not all of us agreed that Anthony Davis is a better player than Bam Adebayo. Davis finished in second place, whereas Adebayo finished in fourth, but Davis received some third place votes while..." September 30

  • Heat’s Tyler Herro praises new Knicks assistant: ‘Like a father figure’

    New York Post "Miami Heat rookie swingman Tyler Herro hailed new Knicks assistant coach Kenny Payne as being key to his development at Kentucky and admitted a “motivation’’ after falling to No. 13 in the NBA draft. Herro has been a godsend for the Heat in their unlikely run to..." September 29

  • Why Bam Adebayo Is the 'Heart and Soul' of Miami Heat's NBA Finals Run

    Bleacher Report "The Miami Heat knew going into this season that big-name free-agent signee Jimmy Butler would be their star. What they didn't expect, at least not in year one with this group, was for third-year center Bam Adebayo to become just as important, if not more so, for a team that on..." September 28

  • Jimmy Butler After Game 5 Loss: “It’s On Us As A Whole.”

    Fadeaway World "The Miami Heat stand just one win away from the NBA Finals, but things are from being over in their series against Boston. In what was a disappointing night for the Heat, the Celtics were able to force a Game 6 thanks to sub-par performances from Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo. After..." September 26

  • Bam Adebayo takes blame for Heat's Game 5 loss: 'I played like s**t'

    The Score "Third-year big man Bam Adebayo believes the Miami Heat's 121-108 loss to the Boston Celtics on Friday rests on his shoulders. "I played like shit, bottom line," Adebayo told reporters after Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals...." September 26

  • Bam Adebayo on injury: “I’m good,” expects to play in Game 5 Friday

    Pro Basketball Talk "In the final minutes of Miami’s Game 4 win, while Tyler Hero was knocking down shots and Jimmy Butler was getting to the line, Miami‘s Bam Adebayo was dealing with an injury, walking around holding his wrist, his arm dragging. He had gotten tangled up..." September 24

  • Heat coach Erik Spoelstra says Bam Adebayo good to go for Game 5 against Celtics

    ESPN "Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said Thursday that star big man Bam Adebayo is good to go for Friday's potential close-out Game 5 against the Boston Celtics. Adebayo got tangled up with Celtics guard Jayson Tatum in the second half of Wednesday's..." September 24

  • Can Onyeka Okongwu be Cleveland Cavaliers’ version of Bam Adebayo?

    Cleveland.com " In the 29th game of USC’s college basketball season, Onyeka Okongwu grabbed a rebound, dribbled once, took a few steps forward and launched from about 70 feet while he twirled to the ground. As the buzzer sounded, the improbable high-archer banked off the backboard and dropped in,..." September 18

  • NBA announces 2019-20 All-Defense teams: Giannis Antetokounmpo, Anthony Davis lead selections

    CBS Sports "They say defense wins championships, and that has never been more evident than it is today. The NBA just announced its All-Defensive selections for the 2019-20 season, and of the 10 players to earn the honor, eight are still alive in the playoffs in Orlando, while the other two were..." September 08

  • Heat’s Bam Adebayo puts Donte DiVincenzo on a poster

    Clutch Points "Miami Heat All-Star center Bam Adebayo lived up to his name in the third quarter of Wednesday’s Game 2 matchup with the Milwaukee Bucks, when he caught an alley-oop pass from rookie guard Tyler Herro and slammed it home on Bucks guard Donte DiVincenzo—who should..." September 02

  • Exploring just how important Bam Adebayo has been in Heat-Pacers series

    Miami Herald "Bam Adebayo’s enormous impact on both ends of the court is felt beyond the box score. The screen assists, the ability to defend every position on the court, the defensive contests and the two-man game with sharpshooter Duncan Robinson on the perimeter. But Saturday was..." August 24

  • The Pacers need answers for Duncan Robinson and Bam Adebayo

    The Score "After dropping their playoff opener to the Miami Heat, the Indiana Pacers made some tweaks for Thursday's Game 2. They made a point of seeking out more 3-pointers in an effort to even out the math, hoisting 34 attempts from long range after taking just 24 in Game 1. On defense,..." August 21

  • Heat May Not Extend Bam Adebayo’s Contract This Summer To Save For The 2020-21 Offseason

    Fadeaway World "It didn’t take long before Bam Adebayo made a name for himself around the Association. He outplayed Hassan Whiteside as the Miami Heat’s closer, forcing them to move Hassan to make room for Bam as the starter for the foreseeable future. Adebayo hasn’t missed a bit..." July 27

  • Bam Adebayo, Kendrick Nunn, Markieff Morris Clear Quarantine

    Hoops Rumors "Three more players have cleared quarantine at the NBA campus and are free to join their respective teams for practices. Heat big man Bam Adebayo, Heat guard Kendrick Nunn, and Lakers forward Markieff Morris have all returned the necessary two negative..." July 24

  • Heat now whole as starters Bam Adebayo, Kendrick Nunn make it to Disney

    Sun Sentinel "All-Star center Bam Adebayo and rookie guard Kendrick Nunn, the only two players that did not travel to Disney World when the team departed on July 8, rejoined the team Tuesday. According to NBA protocols the two now must quarantine for at least 36 hours and must produce a pair of..." July 22

  • Goran Dragic: Bam Adebayo, Kendrick Nunn not with Heat for Friday's practice

    The Score "The Miami Heat were apparently missing a pair of starters in center Bam Adebayo and shooting guard Kendrick Nunn at the team's workout in the NBA's Orlando bubble Friday. "Hopefully, Bam can come and K-Nunn, and we can be a whole team and..." July 10

  • NBA Most Improved Player: Can anyone catch Bam Adebayo?

    The Score "Miami Heat center Bam Adebayo came into the league as a role player and averaged 6.9 points and 3.8 rebounds as a rookie. Two seasons later, he's a generous favorite to win the NBA's Most Improved Player. The 22-year-old is ahead of the pack, but he'll have..." July 06

  • NBA Most Improved Player odds: Don't count out Luka Doncic

    The Score "With only eight games left in the NBA's regular season - which come after a four-month layoff, no less - the season's awards races are mostly locked up. But there's still value in predicting who might seal the deal or steal an award in the final few games in Orlando. No..." June 25

  • Heat's Bam Adebayo: Insurance policy 'ensures' young stars get paid

    Miami Herald "The Miami Heat is one of the 22 teams set to resume their 2019-20 season amid the COVID-19 pandemic in late July at Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex near Orlando. And Heat All-Star center Bam Adebayo is one of the players who is worried about their safety in the Disney..." June 17

  • Heat’s Bam Adebayo worried about licking, sweating when NBA returns

    Heat Nation "While Miami Heat forward Bam Adebayo wants to get back on the court to finish the 2019-20 season, he’s expressing some concern about how the personal hygiene of NBA players could be a safety issue. The Associated Press offered comments from..." May 29

  • Heat Could Trade Bam Adebayo, Tyler Herro, and Andre Iguodala To The Wizards For Bradley Beal

    Fadeaway World "Pat Riley has never been one known to stay stagnant. When his Heat needed a boost in 2010, he formed a superteam that went on to win two-straight Championships. After the dynasty fell apart years later, he went to work building another. Today, the Miami Heat have compiled one of the..." May 15

  • Miami Can Send Three Young Players To The Sixers For Joel Embiid

    Fadeaway World "Much has been made about the Philadelphia 76ers’ implosion this season. And while some are still holding out hope for a turnaround, there is no denying the disappointment they’ve been to this point. Since entering the season as Eastern Conference favorites, inconsistency..." May 09

  • Does Bam Adebayo consider himself a ‘Heat lifer?’

    Miami Herald "The summer of 2021 seems far away, especially these days with the 2019-20 NBA season currently on hold amid the coronavirus pandemic. But All-Star center Bam Adebayo was forced to look ahead to 2021 when he was asked this week if he wants to spend his entire NBA career with the..." May 01