According to NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski, Bam Adebayo aims to make his return from a month-long absence Monday when the Miami Heat (26-15) hosts the Toronto Raptors (20-18) on Monday.
After right thumb surgery six weeks ago, Miami Heat All-Star center Bam Adebayo is targeting a return vs. the Toronto Raptors on Monday, sources tell ESPN. Adebayo – who averages 18.7 points and 10.2 rebounds — has been ramping up on the court this week.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) January 14, 2022
Adebayo has missed the last six weeks after undergoing surgery on his right thumb in December. The 24-year-old forward has reportedly been ramping up his conditioning for a return in practice, which comes as the Heat jumped the Brooklyn Nets (26-15) for second place in the Eastern Conference after winning seven of their last nine games.
When he last played, Adebayo averaged 18.7 points and 10.2 rebounds this season.
The Heat plays their next three games at home, including a back-to-back this weekend when they take on the Hawks (17-23) on Friday and the 76ers (23-17) on Saturday.