Quentin Batalillon

General News 2024

Reports – Heat’s Bam Adebayo signs three-year extension worth $166 million

MIAMI – Bam Adebayo, one of the NBA’s top defensive players and soon-to-be two-time U.S. Olympian, plans to sign a three-year, $166 million extension with the Miami Heat when the league’s moratorium ends on such movements is lifted. month, according to multiple reports.

Adebayo, who turns 27 in July, can sign the deal on July 6, per league rule.

The Miami captain has two years and approximately $72 million remaining on his current deal with the Heat, the only team he has played for since Miami drafted him in 2017.

Adebayo has been a member of the NBA All-Defensive Team for the past five seasons and was selected to the first team for the first time this past season.

“Obviously I have the feeling that it will take a long time,” Adebayo said of making the first team. “Just stay in this moment, enjoy it, blessed to be one of those selected.”

Adebayo is part of the U.S. Olympic team that won gold at the Tokyo Games three years ago and is part of the team that will play in the Paris Games starting next month. He averaged 19.3 points, 10.4 rebounds and 3.9 assists for the Heat this past season.

Adebayo is three years into his current deal, a five-year contract worth $163 million.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.