Miami Heat President Pat Riley spoke very highly of Bam Adebayo, stating that “I’ve never met a man like this, a player, who was so respectful, had so much dignity, was such a team guy, that has grown to a point where he wants this responsibility,”. Riley expanded on this sentiment, by continuing, “he reminds me a lot of Dwyane, in Dwyane’s attitude.” (Miami Heat on Twitter)
Adebayo was in the midst of a breakout season, averaging 16.2 points, 10.5 rebounds, 5.1 assists, 1.3 blocks, and 1.2 steals through 65 games. Adebayo can really do it all - as he's been the fulcrum of the Heat offense while anchoring the defense with his energy and proven ability to guard multiple positions. Adebayo continues to draw praise from his coaches and his teammates for his work ethic and leadership and it shows through his on-court production. At only age 22 years of age, Bam is a star in the making and will likely garner a second-round selection in fantasy drafts next season.