Jimmy Butler calls Bam Adebayo a ‘future max player’

Jimmy Butler Bam Adebayo Miami Heat
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Jimmy Butler is impressed by the massive improvement of his teammate in the Miami Heat, Bam Adebayo.

Adebayo led the Heat to the 100-89 victory over the Washington Wizards, posting 27 points, 14 rebounds and six assists and prompting Butler to call him a “future max player”.

Adebayo is averaging 16.1 points, 10.6 rebounds, 5.0 assists, 1.2 steal and 1.3 blocks in 64 games so far for Miami.

He was also named an All-Star for the first time last February and is the front-runner for the Most Improved Player award this season.