Bam Adebayo
Bam Adebayo
21-Year-Old CenterC
Miami Heat
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Adebayo, the 14th overall pick out of Kentucky in 2017, was able to make an impact as a rookie. He saw 19.8 minutes per game, averaging 6.9 points, 5.5 rebounds, 1.5 assists and a combined 1.1 blocks/steals. He even drew 19 starts while Hassan Whiteside missed games due to injury. In those tilts, Adebayo averaged 7.4 points, 7.1 rebounds, 1.2 assists and a combined 1.1 steals/blocks across 24.9 minutes -- enough to make him relevant for a stretch in DFS. The 21-year-old doesn't project to see much of an increase in role this season, assuming Hassan Whiteside’s minutes plateau, rather than decrease again. As a result, he can likely be avoided once again during Fantasy drafts, but might be a nice waiver wire target in the case of some frontcourt injuries for the Heat. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a two-year, $5.45 million contract with the Heat in July of 2017. Heat exercised $3.45 million team option for 2019-20 in September of 2018.
Third-year option picked up
CMiami Heat
September 17, 2018
The Heat announced Wednesday that they exercised Adebayo's third-year option for the 2019-20 season, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.
ANALYSIS
The decision was a no-brainer for the Heat after Adebayo flashed plenty of promise in a rotational role as a rookie, finishing his inaugural campaign with averages of 6.9 points, 5.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 19.8 minutes per game. Though he doesn't have a clear path to a major uptick in playing time in his sophomore season, Adebayo's role could expand if the Heat elect to trade or otherwise phase out Hassan Whiteside, who hasn't met expectations since signing a lucrative long-term deal in the summer of 2016.
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2017 Fantasy Outlook
Adebayo, a 6-foot-10 power forward/center with a 7-foot-3 wingspan out of Kentucky, was selected 14th overall by the Heat in the 2017 NBA Draft. He played one season in college, posting 13.0 points, 8.0 rebounds and 1.5 blocks across 30.1 minutes per game. More was expected from him, though, considering the lofty expectations placed on him out of high school. That said, the Heat seemingly feel good about Adebayo’s upside as an NBA rebounder and shot-blocker, despite his limited shooting range and tendency to get into foul trouble. Adebayo rewarded Miami’s confidence in him by having a dominant summer league in both Orlando and Las Vegas. In Orlando, he posted 17.5 points, 8.3 rebounds and 2.3 blocks across 30.8 minutes per game. In Vegas, he averaged 15.7 points, 8.7 rebounds and 1.7 steals across 29.0 minutes per game. He’ll likely struggle to find playing time conducive to reliable Fantasy production however, as he’s seemingly behind Hassan Whiteside, Kelly Olynyk and James Johnson in the Heat’s frontcourt. For that reason, he probably won’t be relevant in most year-long Fantasy formats, though could end up providing value in DFS if the Heat get hit with some frontcourt injuries.
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Won't play Saturday
CMiami Heat
Rest
July 14, 2018
Adebayo (rest) won't play during Saturday's summer league game against the Celtics, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports.
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Out Thursday
CMiami Heat
July 12, 2018
Adebayo will not play in Thursday's summer league game against the Pelicans, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.
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Posts monster line in return Tuesday
CMiami Heat
July 10, 2018
Adebayo (rest) rejoined the lineup for Tuesday's 90-98 win over the Jazz, posting 24 points (5-13 FG, 14-16 FT), nine rebounds, two assists, two steals and two block across 23 minutes.
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Will rejoin lineup Tuesday
CMiami Heat
July 9, 2018
Adebayo (rest) will return to the lineup for Tuesday's summer league game against the Jazz, Tom D'Angelo of the Palm Beach Post reports.
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Will miss Sunday's summer league game
CMiami Heat
Rest
July 8, 2018
Adebayo will sit out Sunday's summer league matchup against the Hornets, Tim Reynolds of the Associated Press reports.
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