Bam Adebayo is eligible for a contract extension this offseason as part of the 2017 draft class, but that is highly unlikely to happen due to the plans of the Miami Heat to preserve cap space for 2021. The Heat have interest in pursuing Giannis Antetokounmpo and Victor Oladipo during the 2021 offseason.
"He's not going to get a max contract in the offseason," said Brian Windhorst on his podcast. "Even though I think he should, because the Heat are going to save money for the 2021 summer. That's a storyline that I can almost guarantee for you: Bam Adebayo will not sign a contract extension this offseason.
"It will be, 'Bam, we'll take care of you later.'"
Adebayo's cap hold in 2021 will almost certainly be less than what he would receive as part of an extension. Adebayo would become a restricted free agent, which would allow the Heat to match any offer he receives.