Miami Heat center Bam Adebayo cleared the NBA’s health and safety protocol on Saturday.
“He’s back,” tweeted the top-seeded Heat, who open the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs at home Sunday against the Atlanta Hawks.
UPDATE: Bam Adebayo is no longer in health and safety protocols. He’s back ?? pic.twitter.com/mUikp9T4ht
— Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) April 16, 2022
Adebayo, 24, missed the regular season finale against the Orlando Magic on April 10 after entering the COVID-19 protocol.
Adebayo told The Athletic he was asymptomatic and that he expects to be on the court Sunday.
He averaged a career-high 19.1 points to go with 10.1 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 1.4 steals in 56 games (all starts) in his fifth season in 2021-22.
A first-round pick in 2017 and an All-Star in 2019-20, he owns career averages of 13.5 points and 8.3 boards in 343 games (239 starts) with the Heat.
–Field Level Media