Bam Adebayo hopes to spend his entire career with Miami Heat: ‘If I could, I would’

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When Kevin Durant requested a trade on June 30 and listed the Miami Heat and Phoenix Suns as his preferred destinations, it forced both franchises to examine whether to acquire the future Hall of Famer. what we can do. For the Heat, bringing in Durant would likely require the team to trade All-Star forward Bam Adebayo, who would fit the criteria of the Brooklyn Nets’ desire to acquire players that would make them competitive right now.

However, as Adebayo’s name has come up in trade discussions, the three-time All-Defensive big man hopes to follow in Udonis Haslem’s footsteps and spend the rest of his career with the Heat.

“If I could, I would,” Adebio said through Miami Herald. “Just to have the opportunity to be around this community for my entire career. A lot of the community has watched me grow. From being a random 14th draft pick to being a cornerstone in this organization and becoming something big. For. It’s just one of those things that’s dope when people grow up with you.”

While Adebayo has been brought up in trade talks, it has been reported that Heat is “transitional” to add to it. In a package to get Durant. Adebayo can’t be traded to Brooklyn either If Ben Simmons remains on the team as both designated rookies are on extensions. The league’s CBA says a team can’t trade for more than one player on such contracts, so if the Heat decide to include Adebayo in a trade for Durant, Simmons could be traded to Miami. Will have to send or send to another team.

Adebayo’s reluctance to include Durant in a trade isn’t remotely shocking given how important he’s been to this team over the past two years. Adebayo has improved in each of his first five years in the NBA, and was a key figure in the team’s run to the NBA Finals in 2020. He has gone from promising young talent in his rookie season, to bonafide All-Star, and the Heat. His unwillingness to engage in trade discussions speaks volumes for his abilities.