Was it Bam or a bust for Heath vs. Celtics? – Reading the Eagle
Q: Ira, at least Jimmy Butler hit the ball. Bam Adebayo just stood there like a mannequin. This is a playoff series, not one game. Robert Williams returned, and Bam disappeared. “Matthew.”
A: But it’s also part of the playoff rhythm that you don’t let the same player or the same game challenge or the same game plan beat you twice. You see it all the time in the playoffs, great game and then defensive retribution. But you also see the best of the best to find a way to back it up. Bama Adebayo is not there yet, he is not versatile enough to turn to Plan B. At this stage of his career it is mostly Plan A and that’s it. But the way this Heat team is built, if Bam can be the difference in one win, then the reserve should be enough to take care of the other three needed. When Jimmy Butler squirmed, Kyle Lowry slowed down, and Tyler Hero was on the sidelines, this may no longer be the case. Bam did his job in Game 3. Chances are, it must be someone else when it comes to the other two required wins. Either that, or maybe it’s when Bam creates a type of defining moment that elevates him to another level.
Q: Ira, if we stop here with Tyler Herr’s crotch sprain, then where is he with his extension? – Max.
A: I wonder how when a player is in the midst of a fight, the same question can come from different sides for so many days in a row. We’re essentially at the point where we’ve been standing for weeks, knowing that Tyler Era is dominated by sixth place in the regular season, he used to be successful in the 2020 playoffs and now has to show how he copes with to be the focus of the opponent’s game plans. So if you ask if it deserves maximum prolongation, it most likely comes down to where the market stands, as well as the risk that the heat would otherwise take on, exposing it to free will after 2022-23 years. Compromise can be something in between, an extension that includes incentives for individual and team success. Of course, Tyler and, more importantly, his agent, will ask for the maximum. Then the real work will begin. Yes, Bam Adebayo got his when it came to his bite from an apple-expander. But is Tyler Hero at the Bama level?
Q: If Eric Spoelstra wants productive minutes from Duncan Robinson and Max Strus, shouldn’t Duncan start? It would seem easier to hide Duncan in defense among Jimmy Butler, Kyle Lowry, PJ Tucker and Bama Osebayo than next to the slow Devine Deadman and Tyler Hera (if he’s healthy). “Camden, Coral Springs.”
A: Except that it will put Duncan Robinson against entry-level wing talent. So, for example, against the Celtics, would you prefer Duncan to Aaron Nesmith or Jaylen Brown? And more importantly, I don’t believe Eric Spoelstra wants to find a way to get productive minutes from both Duncan and Max Strus. I believe he wants to get the best two-way result out of one of the two that Max has been with lately.