Tag: Bam Adebayo

Marcus Smart from the Boston Celtics acknowledges the crowd at TD Garden in Boston during a recent victory. (Image: Jeff Chiu/AP)

Marcus Smart Betting Fave for NBA Defensive Player of the Year

Marcus Smart from the Boston Celtics is attempting something that hasn’t happened since 1996 when he hopes to become the first guard to win the NBA Defensive Player of the Year (DPOY) in 26 seasons. Smart is the betting favorite to win the DPOY at DraftKings at +120 odds, with […]

Miami Heat center Bam Adebayo is eager to get back to the hardwood after missing the last six weeks due to a thumb injury. (Image: Michael Reaves/Getty)

Bam Adebayo to Return to Surging Miami Heat

The Miami Heat haven’t had center Bam Adebayo available for the past six weeks due to a thumb injury, but they still managed to ladder up and seize the #3 seed in the Eastern Conference thanks to rookie backup Omer Yurtseven. The Heat (27-16), who sit a half-game behind the […]

Miami Heat center Bam Adebayo plays through a thumb injury against the Denver Nuggets at American Airlines Arena in downtown Miami. (Image: Jasen Vinlove/USA Today Sports)

Miami Heat Injury Report: Bam Adebayo Out 4-6 Weeks (Thumb Surgery)

The Miami Heat got a bit of bad news on Wednesday after finding out that All-Star center Bam Adebayo will undergo surgery to repair ligament damage in his thumb after he suffered an injury against the Denver Nuggets earlier in the week. An MRI revealed that Adebayo tore the ulnar […]

Miami Heat forward Bam Adebayo blocks Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum in Game 1. (Image: AP)

East Finals: Blocked Shot by Bam Adebayo Puts Miami Heat Ahead 1-0

The #5 Miami Heat struck first blood in the Eastern Conference Finals with a 117-114 overtime victory in Game 1 over of the #3 Boston Celtics. Bam Adebayo, the unsung hero of the Heat, literally saved the day with a blocked shot by thwarting a game-tying dunk from Celtics’ All-Star […]