Miami Heat: 3 Reasons Why Team USA and Tokyo Olympics Are Great For Bam

Bam Adebayo #13 of the Miami Heat blocks a shot by Terance Mann #14 of the LA Clippers(Photo by Meg Oliphant/Getty Images)
Bam Adebayo #13 of the Miami Heat blocks a shot by Terance Mann #14 of the LA Clippers(Photo by Meg Oliphant/Getty Images) /
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Bam Adebayo #13 of the Miami Heat posts up Brook Lopez #11 of the Milwaukee Bucks(Photo by Eric Espada/Getty Images) /

The Miami Heat were swept from the playoffs this season early and Bam has a hand in that. Hopefully, this turns the bitter taste of defeat into a rage to avenge.

The Miami Heat know what they have in Bam Adebayo. He gets it done with his grit, but his talent is too immense to not tap into that as well.

After Playoff Sweep & Lack Of Offensive Output

The guy really has no ceilings. He can do anything he wants to on the floor, it’s just that on too many occasions, it seems, that he chooses not to.

It’s really the weirdest thing in the world. An example that’s been beat in the head by now but rightfully so, he failed to consistently attack Brook Lopez of the Milwaukee Bucks.

For the umpteenth time, there would be Bam Adebayo at the top of the key or free throw line area. There would be a canal of space, created by the wings pulling defense out there and Lopez falling all the way back to the rim, where the gameplan was obviously for him to sit and wait.

With that three feet or so of open area, Bam did nothing. He chose to pass the ball more often than not.

That is a problem and cannot happen if the Miami Heat want to win titles. Bam is better than that, he just has to know it and be that.

Again, playing in these types of situations typically brings out the best in guys and boosts their confidence. Hopefully, he takes this opportunity to do everything that he doesn’t feel comfortable doing during the NBA regular season to get used to doing it in live-game action.

That way, he can bring it to live-game NBA action next season with comfort. Not only will he have the freedom to do that in the Olympics because they are, pretty much, building a team from scratch, which means that skillset-based roles aren’t locked in at the moment but again and also, because they don’t have to worry about being in many close games with the roster they plan to assemble.

It’s not hard. Bam needs to play more.

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This is a great opportunity to do so, competitively, in live-game action, with other great talent, and in a confidence building situation. Not only will this all be great for Bam, but when he returns next season, it’ll extremely great for his Miami Heat ball club.