Cavaliers ‘very impressed’ with Heat rookie Bam Adebayo

Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James (23) drives against Miami Heat’s Bam Adebayo (13) in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

MIAMI — There aren’t many positives the Heat can take away from Tuesday’s 108-97 loss to the Cavaliers.

But there is one: Bam Adebayo. The 20-year-old rookie was dominant with a career-high 19 points on 7-of-7 shooting, six rebounds, two assists and one block in 18 minutes.

Even the Cavaliers were impressed. On the latest episode of “Road Trippin'” — the popular podcast started by Richard Jefferson and Channing Frye — Kevin Love, Dwyane Wade, Frye and host Allie Clifton gushed about Adebayo.

Here are their comments …

Frye: “That [guy] I played last night was humongous. I had never seen him before, I’m very impressed. He’s going to be on the scouting report for the rest of the league.”

Wade: “Oh, Adebayo? Bam Bam.”

Love: “He’s good.”

Frye: “Adebayo, what?!”

Clifton: “Did you know why they nicknamed him Bam Bam?”

Frye: “Did you see him?”

Wade: “We thought because he was dunking on everybody.”

Frye: “Do you y’all know how hard it is to put the ball as a righty, drop step and dunk on the left side of your body over somebody. Did you see how he moved Kyle [Korver]?”

Wade: “That’s how athletic you got to be to make things up in mid-air.”

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