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Bam Adebayo sees Heat competing for championship if season resumes

Heat, Bam Adebayo

The Miami Heat, prior to the coronavirus-forced NBA suspension, were in a good position in the Eastern Conference to make a run for the NBA title. However, Bam Adebayo doesn’t think anything changes despite the hiatus

For the first-time All-Star big man, that championship is still up for grabs. In fact, he believes the Heat have a legitimate shot at winning it all, which is why he remains  optimistic that the NBA will resume its 2019-20 season.

“I’m thinking bigger picture; I want a championship,” Bam Adebayo said, per Ira Winderman in the South Florida Sun Sentinel. “I feel like we can make a run and make noise and do a lot of things that people said we couldn’t.”

Miami was 41-24 before the NBA suspended league operations effective March 12, good for fourth in the East. Behind five-time All-Star and playoff veteran swingman Jimmy Butler, the Heat were a surprisingly deep team.

They are also getting contributions from unexpected places, like rookies Kendrick Nunn and Tyler Herro along with second-year forward Duncan Robinson.

Moreover, it is worth noting that Adebayo has a shot to win the Most Improved Player Award for this season.

Despite NBA players and the Heat sheltering while the coronavirus changes the daily routines for many in the United States, Adebayo is still thinking about chasing a chip and winning another title for the South Beach franchise.