Adebayo will come off the bench Tuesday against the Bucks. Adebayo earned a start during the Heat's previous outing while Hassan Whiteside (illness) was out. As a reserve, Adebayo is averaging 7.3 points, 6.6 rebounds, 2.0 assists and a combined 1.4 blocks/steals.
Adebayo scored 11 points (3-6 FG, 5-7 FT) while adding 10 rebounds, two assists, two steals and a block in 38 minutes during Saturday's 112-108 win over the Grizzlies. While it was hardly a dominant performance, Adebayo did record his fifth double-double of the season, and first in over a month, in his sixth start. Hassan Whiteside only missed this game due to an illness, however, and once he's 100 percent Adebayo will return to a bench role.
Adebayo will get the start Saturday against the Grizzlies. Adebayo will start in place of Hassan Whiteside (illness). In five starts this year, Adebayo's averaging 12.4 points, 8.2 rebounds and 1.4 blocks in 29.2 minutes.
Adebayo ended with 13 points (6-7 FG, 1-2 FT), four rebounds, one assist, and one steal in 24 minutes during Tuesday's 103-99 loss to the Nuggets. Adebayo played the entire fourth quarter Tuesday, scoring 11 of his 13 points in an impressive final period. He played more minutes than Hassan Whiteside (12 points, 11 rebounds, three blocks), continuing to push for more regular playing time. Over the past two weeks, Adebayo is the 103rd ranked player as opposed to Whiteside who is the 142nd ranked player. There is no indication Adebayo is going to usurp Whiteside in the starting lineup but he is trending in the right direction and is worth rostering in standard formats.
Adebayo scored 18 points (8-8 FG, 2-2 FT) while adding nine rebounds and five assists in 30 minutes off the bench during Friday's 118-94 win over the Cavaliers. The second-year center just missed his fifth double-double of the season, and he continues to show surprising distribution skills. Adebayo has dished exactly five assists five times in December, and he's averaging 7.5 points, 7.0 boards, 3.2 assists and 1.0 blocks in 24.2 minutes over 13 games on the month. It would likely take a Hassan Whiteside injury for Adebayo to grab a large enough role on the Heat to be of interest to most fantasy GMs, but he's beginning to flash a very interesting skill set.
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