Heat news: Bam Adebayo working tirelessly to improve his shooting
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Heat’s Bam Adebayo working tirelessly to improve his shooting

Bam Adebayo

Miami Heat big man Bam Adebayo has been putting the work in this summer, as he prepares for his third year in the NBA. The 6-foot-10 center has been working tirelessly in improving his shooting, and his effort has been rewarded by a recent call-up to Team USA’s squad for the upcoming FIBA tournament in China.

Adebayo recently spoke about his improved shooting stroke, as he described how he thinks this upgrade will help him with his overall game moving forward.

“I feel like it’s gotten more consistent,” said Adebayo, an athletic 6-foot-10 center, via David Furones of the South Florida Sun Sentinel. “I feel like that’s going to help me not only in the season but going to FIBA.”

Adebayo had a pretty good sophomore campaign with the Heat last season, averaging 8.9 points (on 57.6 percent from the field), 7.3 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 0.9 steals, and 0.8 blocks in 23.3 minutes per contest.

The departure of Hassan Whiteside this offseason pretty much clears the path for Adebayo for an uncontested role as the team’s starting center for the upcoming season. While Miami’s front office also brought in former Portland Trail Blazers big man Meyers Leonard this summer as part of the Whiteside deal, Adebayo is still widely regarded as the team’s starting big to start the season.

Adebayo obviously understands the gravity of the situation and has been doing everything in his power to prepare himself for a tough season ahead — one that will definitely have a huge impact on his career moving forward.