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Steven Adams | Center | #12

Team: Oklahoma City Thunder
Age / DOB:  (23) / 7/20/1993
Ht / Wt:  7'0' / 255
College: Pittsburgh
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 1 (12) / OKC
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Sam Presti said that the Thunder felt comfortable trading Serge Ibaka for Victor Oladipo due to the emergence of Steven Adams.
"The reason why I think we're in the position to make that choice [Ibaka for Oladipo] is because we've got another one in Steven Adams," Presti said. "His emergence as I think an impact defensive player is allowing us to look to continue to add to the team and make it deeper, more robust, more skilled." Adams came alive in the postseason with averages of 10.1 points, 9.5 boards and 0.8 blocks, and he should have a larger role in the frontcourt next season alongside Enes Kanter with Ibaka out of the picture. Jun 25 - 1:17 PM
Source: Oklahoman

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Steven Adams played 26 minutes on Monday against the Warriors with nine points, nine rebounds, one assist and one turnover.

The Monday morning quarterbacks will probably be saying Adams should've played more minutes during this game, but coach Billy Donovan went small quite a bit. Adams was one of the most improved players in these playoffs and is just 22 years old. Expect his minutes to see a big bump next season after only playing 25.2 minutes per game this past regular season.
May 30 - 11:45 PM

Steven Adams scored nine points with nine rebounds, one assist, one steal and two turnovers in 28 minutes against the Warriors on Saturday.

He was a monster on the offensive glass with six on that end. Adams did make a few mistakes during this game and went underneath a couple screens on defense late in the loss as the Warriors hit plenty of clutch threes. Adams got into a bit of foul trouble in this game, but Enes Kanter stepped up while he was on the bench. Adams has a huge responsibility on Monday.
May 28 - 11:53 PM

Steven Adams tweaked his right ankle in Game 4, finishing with 11 points, seven rebounds, two assists, two steals and one block in 25 minutes.

He's had some tough luck with injuries in this series, so give him credit for playing through the pain. While he was hobbling quite a bit, Adams simply had his ankle re-taped and this shouldn't impact his status for Game 5. He's been a monster in the postseason and the Warriors have no answer for him.
May 24 - 11:57 PM

Steven Adams say he might wear some protective gear for Game 4 "due to the consistency of the hits."

The NBA world will be talking about Steven Adams and Draymond Green for the next three days. Adams added he thinks the Thunder should beat the Warriors with or without Draymond, and that he's sore. All eyes are on the league office for the rest of the day.
May 23 - 2:57 PM

Steven Adams was quiet in 18 minutes during Game 3, finishing with eight points, five boards, one assist, one block and four personal fouls.

Adams is dealing with a bruised thumb and took another hit below the belt tonight, courtesy of Draymond Green, but his limited production was a result of fouls, the lopsided score, and small-ball lineups for OKC. We'll keep an eye out for injury updates, but there's no reason to think Adams will be limited during Game 4.
May 22 - 10:44 PM

Steven Adams said he feels good after a couple injury scares in Game 2 on Wednesday.

Adams had to go to the locker room during the first quarter on Wednesday, but downplayed any injuries after the game. "I feel fine, mate," Adams said after the game. "A couple bumps and bruises, but it's okay." The 22-year-old has stepped up his game and is now averaging 10.5 points and 10.1 rebounds in the postseason.
May 19 - 10:54 AM

Steven Adams survived a variety of injury scares on Wednesday, finishing OKC's Game 2 defeat with nine points, 10 rebounds and zero assists, steals or blocks in 36 minutes.

Adams came in with a bruised thumb, he briefly exited when Festus Ezeli landed on his back in the first quarter, and he was shaken up again when Draymond Green inadvertently kneed him prior to halftime. The Thunder's big lineups didn't have much success tonight, but Adams is averaging a double-double in the postseason and DFS owners can rely on him for hefty playing time as the series shifts to Oklahoma.
May 19 - 12:02 AM

Steven Adams (bruised thumb) will start Game 2 vs. the Warriors on Wednesday.

Adams' status was never in jeopardy and this merely confirms that he's ready to go -- he dismissed the injury on Tuesday, saying, "Just a bruise. Gotta be tougher." Adams has been terrific in the postseason with averages of 10.7 points, 10.1 rebounds and 0.9 blocks in 32.5 minutes per game, and he shouldn't be limited as OKC seeks a two-game advantage in the Western Conference finals.
May 18 - 8:38 PM

Steven Adams downplayed his thumb injury when speaking to the media on Tuesday, saying it's nothing more than a bruise.

"Just a bruise. Gotta be tougher," said Adams. Adams was terrific during OKC’s Game 1 win, posting 16 points, 12 rebounds and two blocks over 37 minutes, so the thumb obviously wasn't a major impediment for him. His minutes have spiked to 32.5 a night through the postseason to go with averages of 10.7 points, 10.1 rebounds and 0.9 swats per contest, and his playing time will likely hover around the 40-minute mark through the Western Conference Finals.
May 17 - 5:19 PM

Steven Adams dominated inside during 37 minutes against the Warriors on Monday, scoring 16 points with 12 rebounds and two blocks.

He's arguably been the breakout player of the postseason and led the Thunder in net rating at 21.1 tonight. The Thunder had a 57.7 rebounding rate while he was out there in this win, which will be a huge part of this series. Adams was getting tired throughout this game and his stamina will be tested. There's no doubt he'll be seeing minutes close to 40 the rest of the way as OKC's third most-important player. Everyone knows about the Warriors from three, but they are tremendous at finishing around the rim, as well. As a side note, the Warriors did a Hack-a-Adams strategy at times during this game. He should be very useful in DFS.
May 17 - 12:27 AM

Steven Adams played through a migraine in Thursday's win over the Spurs, scoring 15 points (6-of-7 FGs) with 11 rebounds, two steals and one block in 40 minutes.

There was no word of an illness prior to tip-off, but Adams was reportedly throwing up and needed an IV before the game. That makes this performance even more impressive, as Adams recorded his third straight double-double and his fifth of the postseason. The Warriors may play a lot of small ball in the next round if Andrew Bogut (adductor) is forced to miss any time, so there's a chance that Adams' playing time could trend down after averaging 35.7 minutes vs. the Spurs.
May 12 - 11:08 PM

Steven Adams double-doubled in Game 5 vs. the Spurs on Tuesday, scoring 12 points on 5-of-8 shooting with 11 rebounds, one assist and one steal in 35 minutes.

This was his third double-double of the series, but this was also the first time that he failed to block a shot. Adams only averaged 25.2 minutes per game in the regular season, but he's averaging 34.8 minutes in this series with 10.2 points, 12.0 boards and 1.0 blocks on 66.7 percent shooting. He's slowly wearing down the San Antonio frontcourt and should see a similar workload in Game 6.
May 10 - 10:56 PM

Steven Adams came up huge in 36 minutes on Sunday, posting 16 points, 11 rebounds and two blocks in a 111-97 home victory.

Adams took one shot in Game 3 but his team looked for him offensively and it paid dividends, as their starting center was very active on both ends of the court. He finished 6-of-8 from the field and 4-of-6 from the line, pairing with Enes Kanter (11 points, eight boards) to give San Antonio fits in the paint. The Thunder featured Adams early offensively tonight, which bodes well for his role in Game 5.
May 8 - 10:50 PM

Steven Adams grabbed 11 rebounds in a loss to the Spurs on Friday, adding two points, one assist and one block in 41 minutes.

There was almost no chance Adams could've matched his 12-point, 17-board gem in Game 2, especially when Russell Westbrook is ending 39 possessions. Still, Adams' minutes are going to be huge in this series, so he should be able to flirt with DFS value most nights.
May 7 - 12:23 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Russell Westbrook
2Cameron Payne
3Semaj Christon
SG1Victor Oladipo
2Andre Roberson
3Anthony Morrow
4Alex Abrines
5Daniel Hamilton
SF1Ersan Ilyasova
2Kyle Singler
3Josh Huestis
PF1Enes Kanter
2Nick Collison
3Mitch McGary
4Domantas Sabonis
C1Steven Adams
2Dakari Johnson
3Nazr Mohammed