Report: Heat Expected To Have Extension Talks With Bam Adebayo

According to NBA insider Michael Scotto of HoopsHype, the Miami Heat are expected to have extension talks with Bam Adebayo

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Adebayo will make $34.8 million next season and $37.1 million in 2025-26. 

“While Jimmy Butler’s future with the Heat is a bit unclear, Miami is expected to have extension discussions with All-Star and All-Defensive First Team center Bam Adebayo this summer, league sources told HoopsHype,” Scotto reported. 

Adebayo averaged 19.3 points, 10.4 rebounds, 3.9 assists, 1.1 steals and 0.9 blocks in 2023-24 while shooting 52.1% from the field, 35.7% from beyond the arc and 75.5% from the free-throw line. He had 42 double-doubles and two triple-doubles. 

The Heat lost to the Boston Celtics in the first round of the 2024 playoffs in five games. Butler missed the entire series with a knee injury. 

One of the best two-way players in the NBA, Adebayo has career averages of 15.4 points, 8.7 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 1.0 steals and 0.9 blocks. He’s made three All-Star and five All-Defensive teams. 

Butler is extension-eligible this offseason, and according to NBA reporter Anthony Chiang of The Miami Herald, Butler is expected to seek a two-year extension worth around $113 million.

Butler will make $48.8 million next season. He has a player option worth $52.4 million for the 2025-26 season. 

A six-time All-Star, Butler averaged 20.8 points, 5.3 rebounds, 5.0 assists, 1.3 steals and 0.3 blocks in 2023-24 while shooting 49.9% from the field, 41.4% from beyond the arc and 85.8% from the free-throw line.

Butler has career averages of 18.3 points, 5.3 rebounds, 4.3 assists, 1.6 steals and 0.4 blocks with the Chicago Bulls, Minnesota Timberwolves, Philadelphia Sixers and Heat. He’s made five All-NBA and five All-Defensive teams.

The Sixers are interested in acquiring Butler, who played 55 games for them in 2018-19. According to NBA reporter Keith Pompey of The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia is prepared to give Butler a max extension.

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