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**Heat’s Bam Adebayo Signs Three-Year Max Extension**

**JULY 6:** Bam Adebayo has officially signed his maximum-salary extension with the Miami Heat, as announced in a press release by the team. This new contract includes a player option for the 2028/29 season, according to Anthony Chiang of The Miami Herald.

**JUNE 26:** According to Tim Reynolds of The Associated Press, Adebayo plans to sign a three-year contract extension. Shams Charania of The Athletic confirmed it will be a maximum-salary deal.

Adebayo currently has two years remaining on his contract, with salaries of $34,848,340 for the next season and $37,096,620 for 2025/26. This extension will cover him through the 2028/29 season and can be signed on July 6, per league regulations, as noted by Reynolds.

 

Last season, Adebayo averaged 19.3 points, 10.4 rebounds, and 3.9 assists per game. His impact extends beyond his offensive stats, as he has been named to the NBA’s All-Defensive team for the past five seasons, achieving First Team honors for the first time in 2023/24.

Adebayo could have waited until the next offseason to potentially qualify for a five-year super-max extension worth up to $346 million by making an All-NBA team or winning Defensive Player of the Year, explains cap expert Yossi Gozlan.

Assuming a $141 million salary cap in 2024/25 with 10% annual raises, Adebayo’s earnings would be $51,183,000 in 2026/27, $55,277,640 in 2027/28, and $59,372,280 in 2028/29, totaling $165,832,920.

While these figures are substantial, Adebayo could have secured even higher earnings had he delayed the extension to aim for an All-NBA team. Thus, this deal could prove advantageous for the Heat. Adebayo, who turns 27 next month, has spent his entire seven-year career with Miami.

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