Ranking every Miami Heat player by trade likelihood

Who is the most likely player on the Miami Heat to get moved before the trade deadline in February?
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Bam Adebayo
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13. Bam Adebayo

  • Contract: 5 years / $163,000,300
  • 2023-24 Salary: $32,600,060

In November 2020, Bam Adebayo signed a lucrative five-year, $163 million contract with the Miami Heat.

Adebayo had an impressive season last year for the Heat, averaging 20.4 points, 9.2 rebounds, and 3.2 assists. He showcased his skills on both ends of the court, shooting 54.0% from the field and 80.6% from the free-throw line. Unfortunately, the Heat fell short in the 2023 Finals, losing to the Denver Nuggets in five games. This marks the second time the team has come up short in the Finals during the Jimmy Butler-Adebayo era.

Bam is the anchor of Miami's defense and is a perennial candidate for the Defensive Player of the Year, with four consecutive NBA All-Defensive Second Team selections. He is considered a cornerstone of the franchise, having proven himself as a winner in the playoffs and was recenlt named team captain.

This season, Adebayo has been playing some of the best basketball of his career averaging 22.2 points, 9.7 rebounds and 4.0 assists.

Heat president Pat Riley has no plans to trade either Butler or Adebayo. Both players are highly regarded as two-way stars in the NBA, and Riley is committed to building the team around them.