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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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The Thunder exercised their third-year option on Steven Adams.
For the second preseason in a row, Adams has been one of the best young big men in the league. This time around, he should get a chance to start over Kendrick Perkins (quad). He's on the radar as a late-round target. Oct 22 - 8:14 PM

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Steven Adams made another start on Tuesday and had nine points, eight rebounds and two blocks in a loss to Utah.

Adams has had a nice preseason and looks like the starting center for the Thunder. Don't jump on him too early, but he's worth a late pick in all formats given his potential for minutes and his strong preseason play.
Oct 21 - 11:01 PM

Steven Adams had four points and seven rebounds in 27 minutes as a starter on Sunday, adding three assists, one steal and zero blocks in a loss to the visiting Wolves.

The Thunder only have one preseason game left and even coach Scott Brooks should balk at benching Adams for veteran Kendrick Perkins, whose quad injury has sidelined him since late September. Anyone targeting a high-upside C in the late rounds should give due consideration to Adams, as long as they can live with occasional foul trouble and reliably-poor FT shooting.
Oct 19 - 10:01 PM

Steven Adams scored 12 points with eight rebounds, one steal and one block on Thursday against the Pelicans.

He owns the preseason and was awesome in his first training camp last year. Adams certainly has deserved the start on opening night, but coach Scott Brooks likes Kendrick Perkins (quad) more than most human beings. Adams is a late-round targets for owners who don't care about free throw misses.
Oct 16 - 10:43 PM

Steven Adams started at center on Tuesday and got hot, hitting 9-of-11 shots for 22 points, six rebounds, a steal and a block.

Kendrick Perkins, Serge Ibaka and Kevin Durant were all out, clearing the way for Adams to go off. But it looks like he's likely to start over Perkins, and qualifies solidly as a sleeper at center this year.
Oct 15 - 12:56 AM

Zach Randolph suggested that Thunder C Steven Adams plays dirty, to which Adams took exception.

"I mean, seven players have gotten suspended because of him," Randolph said. "You've got to look into that. Why are players getting into it with this particular guy?" Z-Bo has some personal history with Adams after getting suspended for Game 7 of last year's series vs. OKC for throwing a punch at Adams. Their meetings this season should be particularly fun to watch, whether Adams starts at center or is once again serving as a backup to veteran Kendrick Perkins.
Oct 14 - 4:43 PM

Steven Adams had his best game as a pro on Friday with 19 points, five rebounds, four steals and three blocks in 29 minutes.

He shot 8-of-9 from the field and made all three of his free throws. Adams should absolutely start over Kendrick Perkins (quad), but coach Scott Brooks might come up with another excuse. If you're OK with his weak free throw shooting, he's a nice target late in drafts.
Oct 11 - 12:02 AM

Thunder C Steven Adams scored a team-high 15 points on 7-of-8 FGs and 1-of-5 FTs in Wednesday's exhibition, while grabbing seven rebounds with one steal and two blocks.

Adams played only 21 minutes before fouling out. He made the most of his starting gig with Serge Ibaka (ankle) and Kendrick Perkins (quad) sidelined, and has a good chance to unseat Perkins as OKC's starting C this year. Adams hit 58.1 percent of his FTs last year, which takes a toll in 8-cat and 9-cat leagues, but he's on the radar as a flier pick.
Oct 9 - 12:54 AM

Thunder coach Scott Brooks said there is an open competition for the starting center spot.

If Steven Adams has half the preseason that he did last year, he's going to win the job. Kendrick Perkins (quad) is going to miss most of training camp and the opportunity is there. Adams makes for a great fit in the first unit due to his rebounding ability and the Thunder won't need him to do much on offense. At best, he's only a late-round target right now. Rookie Mitch McGary, who had a nice summer league, could also be a dark horse.
Sep 29 - 1:20 PM

Steven Adams is expected to get a chance to impress at training camp and could push for an expanded role this season.

Kendrick Perkins (quad) is out for much of training camp and hasn't done much to stay in the starting lineup. Despite playing mostly in the second unit, he still only had a usage rate of 11.6 and wasn't a big part of the offense. Adams also shot only 58.1 percent from the line and would have his fantasy value capped a bit.
Source: Oklahoman
Sep 27 - 10:28 AM

Steven Adams sent a tweet to Andre Iguodala telling him to respect New Zealand's culture after Iguodala made a joke about New Zealand's pre-game Haka dance.

While most of Team USA's players at the World Cup of Basketball didn't know what to think of Team New Zealand's pre-game tribal dance, Iguodala took to twitter and said it was just a hip-hop dance. Adams responded to Iguodala's tweet and wrote, "have some respect for my culture", before later deleting the tweet. The 21-year-old averaged 3.3 points, 4.1 rebounds, and 0.7 blocks with the Thunder last season and is still a year or two away from making a fantasy impact in standard leagues.
Source: CBS Sports
Sep 4 - 9:46 AM

Steve Adams has been working on his offensive game this offseason.

"I’ve definitely seen improvements [to my offense] now from summer league. But there’s still a long way to go. I’m on the right track, though, I guess you could say that. But as I’ve said before, it’s still a part of what I’m learning. They’re still developing it. That’s one of the main focuses, but it’s still based around defense." Adams' offensive game is nearly nonexistent, as he averaged just 2.3 FGA's per game last season, but that's not something the Thunder ask him to do. Adams is still a couple years away from standard league consideration.
Source: Oklahoman
Aug 24 - 12:09 PM

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

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

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PosRoleName
PG1Russell Westbrook
2Reggie Jackson
3Sebastian Telfair
4Michael Jenkins
5Semaj Christon
SG1Andre Roberson
2Jeremy Lamb
SF1Kevin Durant
2Anthony Morrow
3Perry Jones
4Josh Huestis
5Lance Thomas
PF1Serge Ibaka
2Nick Collison
3Grant Jerrett
4Richard Solomon
5Talib Zanna
C1Steven Adams
2Kendrick Perkins
3Mitch McGary