Miami Heat: ‘Miami Pro League Bam Adebayo’ is what overjoys and saddens you

Bam Adebayo #13 of the Miami Heat dunks the ball against Robert Williams III #44 of the Boston Celtics(Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
Bam Adebayo #13 of the Miami Heat dunks the ball against Robert Williams III #44 of the Boston Celtics(Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images) /

The Miami Heat are busy seeking a deal to land a big-time player. However, the word is, as it was almost implied from the beginning, that the only way to land a Kevin Durant from Brooklyn would be through the inclusion of Bam Adebayo in the deal.

While even if you look further west, the Utah Jazz want nearly 10 first-rounders in a deal for Donovan Mitchell. Perhaps that’s a bit strong, but seven or eight of them is close.

Back to Bam Adebayo though and for the record, an untradeable piece from this perspective after a lot of thought and debate through this anxiety-inducing offseason, he is the fulcrum from which the team is built on both sides of the ball.

Jimmy Butler is the transmission, the part of the car associated with the clutch, but Adebayo is what makes it all work—the motor. Here’s the thing though, he could still be so much more than that.

You know that because you see the skills used on the court in every game, though they aren’t ever or haven’t been used to their absolute full potential. But then, during the summer in some form or fashion, you even see them used to, somewhat, of their full capacity.

The Miami Heat shouldn’t entertain the notion of moving Bam Adebayo. He shows you why often, however, he doesn’t show it enough in the regular season.

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Here is the latest example. It is recent footage of Bam Adebayo in the Miami Pro League.

That is what can be described as the gift and the curse with Bam Adebayo. This is what he should be doing in the NBA on a game to game basis, in case that wasn’t clear.

It’s what absolutely overjoys you when you see him give you that want to on the offensive side of the ball like this, but what also absolutely saddens you when there is a clear opportunity for him to do something during the regular—but he hasn’t.

Again, he should be doing more of this! As stated many times before, Bam Adebayo has all the game in the world.

He’s big, strong, skilled, athletic, has a nice touch on his shot, good feet, good hands, dexterity, intelligence, awareness, and timing, along with the mentality on defense and in the hustle areas that display that he has that animal in him.

He just has to consistently want to display that on the offensive side of the ball for the Miami Heat. If all goes as it should, he’ll suit up again for them in the coming season and for every following season of his career after this one, but you need to see this from him.

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This is how he makes sure he never comes up in trade conversations ever again. He shouldn’t be there anyway, but this is how you solidify the notion.