Did Bam Adebayo Make A Pitch For Donovan Mitchell To Join Miami Heat?

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Miami center Bam Adebayo has been having lots of social media lately.

First, he expressed his disappointment of not making one of the All-NBA teams. Now, he's apparently open to Cleveland Cavaliers guard Donovan Mitchell joining the Heat this offseason. Last week a fan offered a Playstation 5 if Adebayo could help bring Mitchell to Miami.

Adebayo responded with a this:

Here's the latest on the Mitchell to Miami info from Inside The Heat contributor Anthony Pasciolla:

The Miami Heat-Donovan Mitchell trade rumors may be nearing an end before conversations even started.

On Thursday, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski broke the news that the Cleveland Cavaliers are dismissing coach JB Bickerstaff. The decision was likely made in hopes of retaining Mitchell for at least one additional year, a similar move to the Phoenix Suns recently firing coach Frank Vogel. The Cavaliers failed to advance past the second round with Bickerstaff at the helm, but did reach the Eastern Conference Semifinals for the first time in six years.

"The Cleveland Cavaliers dismissed coach JB Bickerstaff on Thursday," Wojnarowski posted. "Bickerstaff led Cavs to conference semifinals and won 99 regular-season games in past two years, but change comes with hope of advancing deeper."

ESPN Sources: The Cleveland Cavaliers dismissed coach JB Bickerstaff on Thursday. Bickerstaff led Cavs to conference semifinals and won 99 regular-season games in past two years, but change comes with hope of advancing deeper. pic.twitter.com/fxl7FJPdQ9

The Heat may look elsewhere for star power to pair alongside Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo thanks to this decision, perhaps on the same team. Mitchell's backcourt partner, Darius Garland, is a strong trade candidate if the organization hopes to compete with the five-time All-Star leading the charge. Miami would not have to part ways with one of their young stars, Jaime Jaquez Jr. or Nikola Jovic, to obtain Garland.

Another possible option is one of the Atlanta Hawks' star guards, Trae Young or Dejounte Murray. Young could provide much-needed volume scoring at a higher asking price while Murray embodies the idea of 'Heat Culture', specializing in two-way ability."

Shandel Richardson is the publisher of Inside The Heat. He can be reached at shandelrich@gmail.com

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Shandel has covered the NBA since 2010, with previous stops at The Athletic and South Florida Sun-Sentinel.  He has covered six NBA Finals, one Super Bowl, the NCAA basketball tournament. He has also been a beat writer for the Miami Hurricanes and contributed on every major beat in South Florida since 2003, including the Miami Dolphins and Miami Marlins. He can also be read in the Sportsbook Review for gambling coverage from around the NBA. A native of Bloomington, Illinois, Shandel attended Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. He's also worked for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and Kansas City Star.  TWITTER: @ShandelRich EMAIL: shandelrich@gmail.com You can subscribe to our YouTube channel here Follow all of our Miami Heat coverage on Facebook here