When Miami held the line on contracts in the first few days of this year's free agency, handing out a series of deals that include team options for 2021-22, it appeared the Heat were hoarding their cap space for a run at Giannis next summer.
Miami could have maximized its space by allowing Adebayo to become a restricted free agent, using cap space on outside free agents next year and then going over the cap to re-sign Adebayo.
Tuesday's news leaves big questions: Should the apparent change of plans be taken as an indication that Antetokounmpo will soon sign an extension with the Milwaukee Bucks? Can the Heat still sign Giannis next summer after extending Adebayo?
Let's break it down, FAQ-style.