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Steven Adams | Center

Team: Oklahoma City Thunder
Age / DOB:  (21) / 7/20/1993
Ht / Wt:  7'0' / 255
College: Pittsburgh
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Steven Adams returned from a shin contusion on Saturday, finishing with seven points, two boards and two blocks.
He started the second half and is fine. Adams will need to add more to his game outside of just being a great rebounder, but that's a great skill to have with Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant taking so many shots. Adams isn't worth drafting in most leagues. Jul 5 - 7:25 PM

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Steven Adams suffered a right shin contusion on Saturday.

He is questionable to return and the injury is not considered serious. Kendrick Perkins is likely going to still be around next season, so Adams won't be unleashed in the paint. Mitch McGary may also get some run at center.
Jul 5 - 5:54 PM

Steven Adams will play in summer league in July and will not play for the New Zealand national team.

"Hell yeah," Adams said when asked if he was playing in Orlando. His playing time went up to 22.7 minutes per game vs. the Spurs in the Western Conference Finals and figures to be a bigger part of the team next season. Still, he's not on the radar as a pick in standard fantasy leagues.
Jun 2 - 1:37 PM

Steven Adams went to the locker room to get his left ankle re-taped during Friday's start vs. the Rockets, finishing with two points, two boards and one assist in 13 minutes.

Kendrick Perkins rested tonight and Adams got the start. As the stat line suggests, he has no fantasy value right now.
Apr 5 - 1:29 AM

Steven Adams moved back to the bench against the Spurs on Thursday, finishing with five points, five boards and one steal.

Kendrick Perkins (groin) was back tonight, but Adams didn't really do much in the starting lineup. There was a lot of buzz about Adams in the preseason due to his impressive rebounding, but his lack of an offensive game will keep him off the radar in standard leagues for the next couple years.
Apr 4 - 12:14 AM

Steven Adams came out of nowhere for a career-high six steals in Monday's blowout win, and also added 10 points, six boards and one assist in 23 minutes.

The steals number is fluky and the Nuggets are scheduling vacations right about now so we're not moving the needle on his value. Only in the deepest of leagues should he be given fantasy consideration.
Mar 25 - 1:27 AM

Steven Adams played 11 minutes and had one rebound, two fouls and nothing else in Thursday's start against the Suns.

Alex Len, who started for the Suns wasn't much better, and it appears the Thunder may just roll without a center from here on in. The Thunder didn't even bother to bring Hasheem Thabeet off the bench and while Adams will likely continue to start, he hasn't done enough of anything that tells us you should continue to hang onto him.
Mar 7 - 12:05 AM

Steven Adams had four points, six rebounds and one block in another start on Sunday, but he picked up four quick fouls vs. Al Jefferson and only logged 19 minutes.

Adams is now averaging 23.0 minutes over the past three games, and he should be on all fantasy owners' radars with Kendrick Perkins (groin surgery) out for as many as six weeks. He's prone to turnovers and isn't much of an offensive option, but he's averaging 1.0 blocks as a starter and ranks third in the NBA in offensive rebound rate, trailing only Reggie Evans and Andre Drummond.
Mar 2 - 10:12 PM

Steven Adams played through his illness in the Thunder's 113-107 win over the Grizzlies on Friday, scoring seven points on 1-of-3 shooting (5-of-7 FTs) with five rebounds and two blocks in 25 minutes.

Owners that are desperate for a big man should simply watch his progress. He's likely to improve as he gets acclimated with the first unit and he could end up being a low-end play if all goes well.
Feb 28 - 11:04 PM

Steven Adams (flu-like symptoms) will play on Friday against the Grizzlies.

Adams has a chance to prove himself and develop while Kendrick Perkins is out, but so far he hasn't been able to accumulate any fantasy value. The Thunder will have an interesting choice to make in the playoffs between Adams and Perkins if the rookie plays well in the next two months.
Feb 28 - 7:38 PM

Steven Adams is dealing with flu-like symptoms and is questionable for Friday's game.

The Thunder are already without of Kendrick Perkins and would start Hasheem Thabeet should Adams not sit this one out. Even though it's against his former team, we hope you don't need us to tell you Thabeet is not a fantasy option vs. the tough Grizzlies frontcourt.
Feb 28 - 6:34 PM

Steven Adams started again and played 25 minutes, finishing with four points, four rebounds, a steal and a block in Wednesday's loss.

Kendrick Perkins will miss six weeks so Adams should start until further notice. He's obviously not worth using at this point, but he could figure it out and get hot at any time. Keep a close eye on him.
Feb 27 - 12:08 AM

Steven Adams played 16 minutes in Sunday's start against the Clippers with one point, six boards and one block in 16 minutes.

He's still extremely raw on offense and there's really no way the Thunder would run plays for him with the other options on the team. While Adams was a beast in the preseason, he's shaping up to be a Reggie Evans-type role player who can bang in the paint. He can remain on the wire in most leagues. Kendrick Perkins (groin) could miss a few games, so Adams will likely get more starts.
Feb 23 - 4:01 PM

As expected, Steve Adams will start in place of Kendrick Perkins (groin) in Sunday's game vs. the Clippers.

Adams could make for a nice spot start on Sunday for owners seeking some rebounds and blocks, just don't drop any reliable guys as he's likely headed back to the bench upon Perkins return.
Feb 23 - 11:20 AM

With Kendrick Perkins ruled out Sunday with a groin injury, Steven Adams is expected to start at center for the Thunder.

Adams will be worth a look as a spot starter in daily leagues, and should get a nice opportunity to audition for a full-time starting job in OKC.
Feb 22 - 1:21 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Russell Westbrook
2Reggie Jackson
3Sebastian Telfair
4Semaj Christon
SG1Anthony Morrow
2Jeremy Lamb
SF1Kevin Durant
2Perry Jones
3Josh Huestis
4Andre Roberson
PF1Serge Ibaka
2Nick Collison
3Grant Jerrett
C1Kendrick Perkins
2Steven Adams
3Mitch McGary
4Hasheem Thabeet