As if the Miami Heat weren’t already floating on cloud nine, things just got better in South Beach.
While the buzz was that the Miami Heat star big man and the second-best player on the team, Bam Adebayo, was trending towards or nearing a return, there has come some sort of concrete news on that front.
The report came from NBA scoop master, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
The Miami Heat have been thriving in the absences of their two best players. They may get one back soon, as Bam Adebayo targets a Monday return.
He is savant-like in the defensive department, while he adds a totally different dynamic on both sides of the floor for his Heat team. Dewayne Dedmon and Omer Yurtseven filled in nicely for the big man during his absence.
You specifically give the Yurtseven, the first-year big man, a ton of credit for having to play a ton and playing well for the Miami Heat when they needed it the most. While Bam was down, Dedmon also missed time with an injury.
That’s to go along with some missed time from P.J. Tucker and Markieff Morris’s continued absence among others. it all forced Yurt into elongated duties.
While Jimmy Butler has not played since injuring his ankle in a game against Golden State in San Francisco, one would think he might be close to a return as well.
With the Miami Heat thriving without their stars and in a good place at the moment, sitting right at the top of the conference, they should only continue to propel themselves to another plateau, altogether, with their main firepower back in the lineup.
As noted by Woj in his tweet, you are talking about a high-output, high double-double, do everything type of guy. When it’s mentioned that Bam Adebayo has “no ceiling” on his potential, as far as how good of a player he can ultimately become in the league, that literally means what it says.