Miami Heat: 5 takeaways from 2017 NBA Summer League

LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 10: Bam Adebayo
LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 10: Bam Adebayo /
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(Photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)
(Photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images) /

After a terrible showing at the Orlando Summer League, the Miami Heat redeemed themselves in the 2017 NBA Las Vegas Summer League. Here are five takeaways.

Every year, NBA Summer League provides teams with a great opportunity to give inexperienced prospects long looks — be they rookies or overseas, G-League types. For an organization like the Miami Heat especially, one that prides itself on finding diamonds in the rough, it’s an invaluable period of time.

This offseason was no different.

Although the talent was a bit lower than we’ve grown accustomed to seeing on Heat Summer League squads, there was a lot to take away from the past three weeks regardless.

For starters, we got our first look at Miami’s newest addition, Bam Adebayo, who the team selected with the No. 14 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft.

In addition, Okaro White, who came on strong in 35 games last season for the Heat, got a chance to show out against far less experienced players. He did not disappoint. (More on that in a bit.)

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Aside from the known commodities (we’re reaching a bit by referring to Adebayo as such, I know), a few other young prospects showed promise over the three-week stretch as well.

There was a lot to digest from Miami’s Summer League showing, so without further ado, we present our five biggest takeaways.