Bam Adebayo is establishing himself as one of the top centers in the NBA. At the age of 24, he already made the All-Star Game once and won the Olympic Gold this year in Tokyo.
In order for Adebayo to reach a superstar level he needs to expand his shooting game and get comfortable with shooting from beyond the arc, says Miami Heat legend Chris Bosh.
According to him, Adebayo has what it takes to become a good shooter, he only needs to work on his shot and make it part of his game so that other centers would not be able to just guard the paint in order to stop him.
“Shoot it. That’s it. Shoot it. Shoot it. That’s all he needs to do is shoot it, I’m telling you. I did it for 13 years in the league, man, and it didn’t steer me wrong. Shoot it. He has the playmaking ability, he is unselfish. It’s wonderful that he’s a team player. But for him to get to where he wants to go, he’s going to have to shoot the ball. I think he’s more than capable. Once he proves that he’s a threat out there, Brook Lopez and DeAndre Jordan and all those bigs, they can’t just be in the middle of the paint playing traffic cop. He needs to come back and he needs to shoot it until they guard him. That would be my recommendation.”
This past season, the Heat center averaged 18.7 points, 9 rebounds and 5.4 assists per game. He made just 8 three-point attempts and made 2 of them in the entire season which is just one attempt more than his rookie year in 2017-2018.