5 Heat players who need to step up with Terry Rozier sidelined

Injuries continue to overshadow this Miami Heat season. The next man up has to keep this train moving.

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Bam Adebayo

Bam Adebayo
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Bam Adebayo already had the fullest plate. He's the best defender, the rebounder, the paint force, the lob threat, the physical presence, and the captain. What more could the Heat throw at him that he doesn't already do? Being the versatile big he is, he'll surely see an uptick in ball-handling duties, too. 

We may see more dribble handoffs, though that's already a staple of Miami's offense. Sometimes 13 will need to put his head down and attack the basket with more full-steam layups, contrary to those midrange fallaways.

The Heat ask Adebayo to do a lot, but driving more will bolster the offense with Rozier and Richardson out for the foreseeable future. 

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