Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra does not want to put ceiling on Bam Adebayo
The Miami Heat have been a fortunate team this year. With no star players, the Heat somehow managed to place themselves in the postseason picture in the Eastern Conference. From the championship team that won back to back NBA championships in 2012 and 2013, the Heat are now comprised of young players and good role players.
Consequently, just by working together, the Heat are now a threat to make the playoffs since 2016. Though, postseason or not, the Heat are still going to have to prepare for their future.
As Dwyane Wade begins to close his career, the Heat have to undergo a new route towards their championship aspirations. Looking at their current roster, there is one player that truly stands out as a long-term investment.
Head coach Erik Spoelstra believes that Bam Adebayo is one of the players on his roster that doesn’t have a ceiling, per Yaron Weizman of Bleacher Report.
“He forced us early on to think about playing him more,” Spoelstra says. “This is still a developmental year, but he’s also contributing right now. “Right now he’s somebody who’s an incredible athlete, loves to compete and has a consistent work ethic,” Spoelstra says. “I wouldn’t dare to try to put a ceiling on someone like that.”
Bam Adebayo is currently averaging 7.1 points and 5.3 rebounds. He is also shooting 54 percent from the field. He has even started 11 games this year, helping his team on the court and earning Erik Spoelstra’s trust. Adebayo could be a permanent part of the Heat’s future, but Spoelstra firmly believes that there is no limit to how good Adebay0 can become.