Bam Adebayo ‘the perfect evolution of today’s big’

After sweeping the in the first round, the took out the top-seeded in five games to reach the Eastern Conference Finals for the first time since 2014.

That has been, in part, thanks to a career season from third-year big man .

Adebayo averaged career-highs in points (15.9), rebounds (10.2), assists (5.1), blocks (1.3), steals (1.1), and minutes (33.6) while starting all 72 regular games this season in helping lead the Heat to a 44-29 record and first place in the Eastern Conference Southeast Division.

He also made history in becoming the second-youngest player in history to average 15+ points, 10+ rebounds and 5+ assists in a season behind only Oscar Robertson in 1961-62.

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