Bam Adebayo agrees to max rookie extension with Heat
The Heat and Bam Adebayo have agreed to a five-year max extension, Adebayo's agent, Alex Saratsis, tells ESPN.
Source: Zach Lowe of ESPN
The Miami Heat plan to sign All-Star Bam Adebayo to a five-year, $163M contract extension, source tells @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium. Adebayo is eligible for a rookie maximum contract -- $163M with trigger for $195.6M -- and Miami plans to sign him to the new deal, source says.
Source: Shams Charania of The Athletic
The rapid ascension of Adebayo as arguably the Heat's most important player has been astounding. His abilities on offense to play-make with his dribble handoffs and set screens to open things up for his teammates are essential, while defensively he can switch 1-through-5 and match up with just about anybody. He is an exciting modern big who's development can still go so much further, especially with Erik Spoelstra and company leading the charge.