Bam Adebayo reacts to trade rumors circling amid Heat’s losing skid
The Miami Heat have been making noise in the past few days before the trade deadline. The rumor about the Heat trying to acquire Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry is among the hottest NBA headlines these days. When asked about the trade deadline, All-Star center Bam Adebayo said it adds a little more weight than there should be.
Adebayo’s comments make a ton of sense given that there have been multiple Heat players thrown around in trade rumors. Plus, they haven’t been winning as much as they would like this season (via David Wilson of Miami Herald).
Bam Adebayo on trade rumors: "Everybody knows it's business at the end of the day. I feel like there's a lot of dudes that are probably scrolling on social media. … There's probably a lot of extra weight than there should be."
— David Wilson (@DBWilson2) March 24, 2021
It’s not a surprise as to why the Heat are making their presence felt in the market as it’s been an up-and-down season for them. The Heat have now lost four games in a row after bowing to the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday. Adebayo had 16 points, eight rebounds, and six assists in the defeat.
Heat players like Tyler Herro, Duncan Robinson, and Kendrick Nunn have probably heard their names in trade whispers over the past few days. The Raptors, who are reportedly in touch with the Philadelphia 76ers for Lowry as well, want someone like Herro or perhaps assets that will be as valuable as giving up their veteran leader.
Heat fans have been debating whether it’s worth giving up the 21-year-old Herro for the 35-year-old Lowry, especially considering that Jimmy Butler is already spending his prime years in South Beach. Adebayo, however, is still just 23 years old.
Trade rumors aside, the Heat need to step up their game if they want to defend their Eastern Conference championship. The Sixers, Brooklyn Nets, Milwaukee Bucks, and even the Atlanta Hawks are out to take the throne. Bam Adebayo and company look to regain their momentum as they next face the Portland Trail Blazers.