Miami Heat: 5 Improvements Bam Adebayo can make this offseason

Bam Adebayo #13 of the Miami Heat drives the ball against the Boston Celtics (Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images)
Bam Adebayo #13 of the Miami Heat drives the ball against the Boston Celtics (Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images) /
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Miami Heat forward Bam Adebayo (13) shoots against Milwaukee Bucks forward Khris Middleton (22)(Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports) /

Bam runs the Miami Heat offense from time to time, which can start on the block or in the paint. He needs to tighten up his handle a bit and expand his arsenal there.

Post game/one dribble move:

I don’t think Adebayo has the best post-game and that’s okay because he is still working on his game. As of right now though, he is still amazing as Adebayo truly has no ceiling.

I’ve noticed and especially in the Boston series, he didn’t expose Boston guards when they were on him and that needs to be a defensive foul or a basket. His post-game would also become just that much more lethal with the addition of a one-dribble move as well.

I remember when Anthony Davis was in New Orleans, he worked on his one dribble post-move one year and became the unstoppable force that he can be at times now. It’s something that just takes a lot of reps to do and master.

With Bam’s work ethic, it’s only a matter of time before he has a postgame/one dribble move. Perhaps one as lethal or more than AD’s.

Tightening the handle:

We all know about Adebayo’s ability to put the ball on the floor while also being able to run Miami’s offense. That doesn’t mean that his handle couldn’t be a little bit better though.

One memory that sticks with me is when Miami was playing Toronto in the bubble and OG Anunoby poked the ball away from Adebayo. To my knowledge, that was the first time that someone has managed to poke the ball away from Bam while bringing the ball up.

I know that happens from time to time but that doesn’t mean Adebayo cant improve his handle to limit the opportunity for it to happen again. Especially in today’s NBA where typically the “Big man” cant guard or keep up with Adebayo, leaving bigger and quicker wings like Anunoby to guard Adebayo, thus making him work a bit more than usual.

Bam Adebayo is on his way to being the next great big man in Miami Heats history. He is on his way to being the face of the franchise, if he doesn’t already share that role.

He has the potential to be the next Dwyane Wade of the franchise. With that comes more opportunity and expectations but Adebayo has gotten to this point with hard work, so it’s likely that the fact there never changes.

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Adebayo has the chance to be a top 10 player in the immediate coming years and with his work ethic, there’s no doubt in my mind that he will be there soon. At the end of the day for Bam, it’s all about work.

As Miami Heat fans, we love it and these are the ways he can most immediately improve his game.