Pat Riley believes Bam Adebayo ‘needs to expand’ his game

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Pat Riley made an interesting statement regarding Bam Adebayo and his playing style.

The president of the Miami Heat said Adebayo ‘needs to expand’ his game.

“He’s a multi-faceted player right now and his game needs to expand. And it will expand because he is a player that’s willing to work at it.

We know what he can do, and I don’t think Erik Spoelstra would have put him in the situations as the main trigger man in our offense as a point-center, unless he had great confidence in his ability to handle the ball and make plays as a passer.

He didn’t do that his rookie year. He didn’t do half of the things that he does now. And that’s just through steady work and growth, development, and confidence,” Riley said, per The Miami Herald’s Barry Jackson.

Adebayo averaged 15.9 points, 10.2 rebounds, 5.1 assists, 1.1 steals, and 1.3 blocks in 72 games this season.