Adebayo likely stands as is the last remaining player in line for a maximum extension.
Adebayo will make $5.1 million this season, which is the final year of his rookie contract. From there, the extension will kick in with a starting salary of somewhere around $28.1 million for the 2021-22 season.
Adebayo on Tuesday was scheduled to host his third-annual Thanksgiving Food Drive, to provide a Thanksgiving dinner to over 1,750 individuals from the Liberty City area. Tweeting about the signing, Wade said that Adebayo had "Earned" his new contract. Though the Heat were clearly one of the more impressive squads inside the Disney Campus, naysayers have been claiming that Miami's success in the 2019-20 season was a mere fluke.More news: Wisconsin amid positive tests for COVID-19
They'll still have plenty of space next summer, and the Heat have a history of swinging deals even when their spending power is limited.
Last season he was Adebayo's best in the National Basketball Association when he was first elected to the Star Match, as well as being decisive in the win of the Heat in the East Conference finals they won against the Boston Celtics. Aside from being an All-Star for the first time, he averaged 15.2 points, 10.2 rebounds and 5.1 assists this past season.
If Adebayo were to wait on an extension, the Heat would have his cap hold and additional cap space for 2021.More news: National Dog Show 2020: Here's what to know and how to watch
No player in the history of the Heat had achieved those averages in all three categories in the team's history.
"Hard work paid off for me", Adebayo told reporters. "I think about how she fought through struggle".More news: Matthew Perry Is Engaged to 29-Year-Old Girlfriend Molly Hurwitz
His first plan: to buy his mom a house, wherever she wants.