Miami’s Bam Adebayo has his sights set on winning Defensive Player of the Year in 2023-24

Last season, Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo were Miami’s two best players. At 26 years old, Adebayo is still developing his game but has been one of the league’s best defenders. He’s had elite defensive skills since entering the league in 2017-18. Ahead of the 2023-24 season, Adebayo has his sights set on one individual […]

Zach Wolpin  •  16 Aug 2023
Miami’s Erik Spoelstra said Bam Adebayo has ‘been the best defender in the league’ and praised his efforts during the Finals

The Miami Heat played incredible team basketball to reach the NBA Finals this season. However, they ran into an almost unstoppable Denver Nuggets squad. After their Finals loss in Game 5, head coach Erik Spoelstra praised his team for their valiant effort. He singled out Bam Adebayo and called said he had been the best […]

Zach Wolpin  •  15 Jun 2023
Miami’s Bam Adebayo recorded his 17th career playoff game with 20 points and 10 rebounds, the second-most in Heat postseason history

Game 1 did not go to plan for the Miami Heat last night losing 104-93 to the Nuggets. That score doesn’t reflect how badly the Heat lost last night. They were down 84-63 at the end of the third quarter and the game was never really in question. Despite the loss, Bam Adebayo recorded his […]

Zach Wolpin  •  02 Jun 2023
An anonymous Eastern Conference head coach singles out Miami’s Bam Adebayo as needing to ‘show up’ vs Boston

Tonight, the Miami Heat and the Boston Celtics will square off in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals. The two teams met during the 2019-20 season in the ECF where the Heat won the series 4-2. Last season, the Heat were just one shot away from beating Boston to advance to the ECF. Ahead […]

Zach Wolpin  •  17 May 2023
Is Bam Adebayo playing tonight (Apr. 6) vs the Philadelphia 76ers?

The only two teams who haven’t clinched a spot in the playoffs or the play-in game in the East are the Nets and Heat. Brooklyn and Miami are only separated by one game in the standings and it’s the difference between making the playoffs straight up or having to compete in the play-in tournament. Tonight’s […]

Zach Wolpin  •  06 Apr 2023
Brook Lopez Moves up in Defensive Player of the Year Race

With the NBA regular season winding down, the races for the awards are starting to heat up. One race that has been somewhat overlooked all year long is the Defensive Player of the Year (DPOY) race. We saw Marcus Smart of the Boston Celtics come away with the award last season, but it looks as […]

Mathew Huff  •  12 Mar 2023
Pat Riley Thinks Two-Time All-Star Bam Adebayo Is The Next Face Of The Franchise For Miami

Heading into the all-star break, the Miami Heat are 32-27 and are currently seventh in the Eastern Conference. They are only half a game behind the New York Knicks in sixth place and the top six teams do not have to battle for a spot in the play-in tournament. Those are likely the goals of […]

Zach Wolpin  •  17 Feb 2023
Jimmy Butler Is Confident That The Miami Heat Are Going To Win A Title Before He Retires

After a shaky start to the 2022-23 season, the Miami Heat are 29-23 which is good enough for sixth in the Eastern Conference. The Heat were one-shot away from making the NBA Finals last season and Jimmy Butler knows this team has what it takes to win it all. He’s been nothing short of spectacular […]

Zach Wolpin  •  01 Feb 2023
Miami Heat All-Star Bam Adebayo Thinks He’s The Best Defender ‘In The Last Two Seasons’

The Miami Heat have had an average start to their 2022-23 season after being one shot away from making the NBA Finals last season. With a 21-20 record the Heat are eighth in the Eastern Conference and are 5-5 in their last ten. One player who has not waivered for Miami this season is one-time […]

Zach Wolpin  •  09 Jan 2023