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Redrafting Miami Heat center Bam Adebayo in the 2017 NBA draft

Just a couple of summers ago the Miami Heat drafted the centerpiece of their young core with the 14th pick in the NBA draft. Bam Adebayo, a 6’9″ center out of Kentucky was selected by the Miami Heat in the late stages of the lottery.

It was a fascinating draft, particularly at the top, and again in the teens. The Boston Celtics may have pulled a swindle of sorts, swapping the first pick for the third pick (and others), landing Jayson Tatum while the Philadelphia 76ers were on the other end of this switch, drafting Markelle Fultz who has had too complex of an NBA experience thus far to document here.