The Miami Heat’s stock is elevating. With that, so must Bam Adebayo, because he’s capable and these are the ways she can.
What a year it was for the Miami Heat and especially Bam Adebayo, who took the league by surprise with a breakout year, making both his first All-Star team and All-Defensive team. To add on to that, I firmly believe that Adebayo was snubbed from the All-NBA Third Team.
In any event and coming off of Adebayo’s first real playoff run he has cemented himself as being a top 15-20 player in the league. If you don’t think so then go watch the tape and especially in the Eastern Conference Finals against the Boston Celtics, where Adebayo was the best player in the series.
But going into next year, whenever that it is and even with all of his accomplishments over the past year, there are still improvements that Adebayo can make to his game. These improvements will take him from star to superstar.
Be more aggressive offensively:
If you follow me on Twitter, I give out my first and second half recaps for most of the games. In most of them as well, I am telling Bam Adebayo to be more aggressive!
Most of the time we see Adebayo as a playmaker for Miami, now though, I need him to look for his. I am not saying he can’t be that for Miami, in fact, I’m telling you I still want him to get other guys involved but there are times where Adebayo won’t even look at the hoop.
This absolutely hurts the team. Adebayo has that takeover ability, as it was shown in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals against Boston when he took over the whole second half.
Adebayo doesn’t need to do that all the time but I would like to see a little more often because we all know he can. That is the first.