Miami Heat Hot Topics: Bam’s revenge, home Heat unbeatable

Bam Adebayo #13 of the Miami Heat gets introduced before the game against the San Antonio Spurs (Photo by Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)
Bam Adebayo #13 of the Miami Heat gets introduced before the game against the San Antonio Spurs (Photo by Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images) /

In our Miami Heat Hot Topics series, we take a look at the week that was. We covered Bam Adebayo’s revenge game, the Heat’s unbeatable home play and more.

In our ongoing Miami Heat Hot Topics series, we’ll catch up on the stories we’ve written so far these past couple days here at All U Can Heat. Among our topics, we covered Bam Adebayo‘s revenge game against Gregg Popovich and the San Antonio Spurs, the Heat’s incredible play at home and we give out midseason grades for each player on the roster.

Without any further ado, let’s get started.

Proof that Heat Culture travels

Not only can Heat Culture be attributed to the development of current Heat breakouts like Kendrick Nunn, Duncan Robinson and Bam Adebayo, but it seems to have staying power with some former Heat players. Most notably, Josh Richardson and Hassan Whiteside have flourished with their new teams, and we can’t eliminate the possibility that their development in Miami may have played a major role in their continued strong play.

Bam Adebayo gets a shot at revenge against Pop

Bam Adebayo was competing for a spot with Team USA ahead of their FIBA World Cup competition this past summer. That competition was cut short when Adebayo was released from Team USA by San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich, and they went on to finish seventh in the worst international performance any Team USA has produced. Since then, Adebayo has been incredible. He had a shot at revenge when the Heat and Spurs played twice this past week, and the Heat split the two games.

Theorizing about the Heat’s 2021 plans if they trade for Jrue Holiday

The Miami Heat have big plans for 2021 in the hopes they can woo Giannis Antetokounmpo to take his talents to South Beach, but they won’t sacrifice the present at the expense of the future. This means they may end up making a trade that could be incongruent with 2021 cap space, like a trade for Jrue Holiday. If they make such a trade, they may have some surprising options to open up that needed space.

Midseason player grades for the Heat

At the 41 game mark, we dropped our midseason player grades for the entire team and head coach Erik Spoelstra. We graded them in the categories of “the best”, “the great”, “the good”, “the rest”, and “Dion Waiters“. Guess who’s in that last category.

All U Can Heat round table: Talking Heat All-Star Weekend presence

A round table of our writers discussed the coming All-Star weekend and the kind of presence the Miami Heat may have in the festivities. The team may end up sending at least five or six players, which is an incredible feat considering the rotation for most of the season has only featured eight players or so.

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