Heat team president Pat Riley said during his end-of-season press conference that he expects Bam Adebayo to continue to expand his skill set moving forward.
Adebayo earned the first All-Star Game selection of his young NBA career this past season, and his efforts as a "point center" was one of the reasons why the Heat were able to win the East. The expectations for Bam remain high heading into next season, with Riley expecting even more from the big man heading into his fourth NBA season. "Practice gives you confidence. When you prepare, you become confident in what you do out there," Riley said Friday. "And so, Bam will practice, and he will get better. Erik will expand his game, and I think he’ll become better in all facets of the game." With averages of 15.9 points, 10.2 rebounds, 5.1 assists, 1.1 steals and 1.3 blocks per game, Adebayo was a top-50 player in both eight- and nine-cat formats in 2019-20. He should be selected well above that in both formats next season. Oct 23 7:07 pm (EST)
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