The Miami Heat have been one of the pleasant surprises this NBA season. They’re filled with up-and-coming, former Wildcat talent like Bam Adebayo and Tyler Herro. Both play a major role on the team.
In the midst of a breakout season, Adebayo will watch the year derailed by the coronavirus pandemic. However, the league is expected to find a way to finish out the season, and the Heat will, at the very least, be a playoff contender.
One of the better teams in the East, the Heat have made it this far behind their leader Jimmy Butler.
Aside from Butler, it’s been Adebayo that’s really made the difference. He’s averaging 16.2 points, 10.5 rebounds and 5.1 assists. He’ll certainly be a candidate for Most Improved Player of the Year as well.
That said, the third-year forward didn’t shy away when talking about how his team may fare in a match with the Eastern Conference-reigning Bucks who are led by MVP-hopeful Giannis Antetokounmpo.
Adebayo told Chris Sheridan of Forbes.com that he’s confident in the Heat. “I am taking my team,” Adebayo said when talking about who would win in a seven-game series between his Miami Heat and the NBA-leading Milwaukee Bucks.
“I’m not saying they can’t beat us, but we like our chances,” Adebayo later added.
Seeing the picture clearly, Adebayo understands just how good the Bucks.
While led by Giannis, they are far more than just the league’s current MVP. Players like Khris Middleton and Brook Lopez take the Bucks to a whole new level offensively and deserve recognition for such.
Miami, prior to COVID-19, was fourth in the East. With a 41-24 record, they weren’t particularly close to Milwaukee, sitting atop the East with a league-bat 53-12 record. The Heat are, however, responsible for two of those 12 losses.
That said, Adebayo has a point, but no one will fully believe him till the two teams take the court and Miami comes out victorious in a postseason that should happen in the next couple of months.