As the Miami Heat race towards the season’s finale in just nine games, Bam Adebayo is putting together an outrageous run. The former Kentucky Wildcat is putting together a bender of a stats operation on the court.
The collection of games over multiple months points to his growth as a pro and places Adebayo in another class of NBA player. Following Adebayo’s return from injury, he had the worst month of averages of his career since November 2019.
The 24-year-old averaged 15 points per game, just over nine boards, and under 50 percent from the field for January.
It was a slump that sparked a tear over the past two months, one that can, likely, be tied directly to a game that can only be called the Boston Massacre, a terrible defeat to the Celtics around that time.
In February, the center averaged 22 and 10, shooting 57 percent from the field, and adding nearly two blocks and steals per game. He followed it up with a 19 and 10 average in March, while shooting 60 percent from the field.
The scoring ranks him sixth amongst big men in the league over the past two months. The advanced stats show Adebayo’s player impact estimation inside the top five for big men in that span (for players who played at least 10 games).
His defensive rating ranks inside the top six over the two-month range. That’s some big-time production from the Miami Heat’s man in the middle.