Draymond Green advises Celtics on shutting down Bam Adebayo
Bam Adebayo had another huge game for the Miami Heat on Thursday. He disposed of the Boston Celtics, 106-101, to take a significant 2-0 lead in the series. The All-Star big man looked unstoppable at times, to which Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green provided some insight on.
Green took to Twitter to share his thoughts on how Boston might be able to stop Adebayo:
Boston need to go with Grant Williams at the 5. Put JB on Herro. Switch the pick and roll, that will take away the Bam dive.
— Draymond Green (@Money23Green) September 18, 2020
First off, Green is a former Defensive Player of the Year winner, so he does know a thing or two about defense. Secondly, that’s actually not a bad idea. After all, the Celtics have now lost two straight, and it does look like they need to make some major adjustments entering Game 3.
Daniel Theis has been soaking up the minutes at the five for the C’s, and in Green’s mind, it would be a better option for them to play some small-ball to try and prevent Adebayo from another explosion. According to Green, this could come in the form of 6-foot-6 power forward Grant Williams, in order to give the Celtics more versatility on the defensive end. Makes sense, honestly.
Adebayo finished with 21 points on 10-of-16 shooting, 10 boards, four assists, two steals, and a block on Thursday. He was equally impressive in Game 1, logging 18 points, six rebounds, and nine dimes. Clearly, the 6-foot-9 forward/center has been a key cog for Miami in this series. He has been feasting against Boston thus far, and unless the Celtics do something about it, we might just be looking at a short series here.
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