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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 scored 10 points on 4-of-5 shooting with four rebounds, two assists, one steal and two blocks over 26 minutes in the Thunder's 94-92 home loss to the Nets on Friday.
Adams has clearly won the starting job over Kendrick Perkins, or at least it should be clear. His 50 percent foul shooting and sub-par statistical output keeps him from being a 12-14 team value, but if he can start putting up defensive stats it's possible he claws his way back to relevancy. Nov 22 - 12:40 AM

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Steven Adams set a new career high with six blocks in Sunday's home loss vs. the Rockets, adding one point (0-of-2 FGs, 1-of-2 FTs), six rebounds and one assist despite briefly leaving with a head injury.

He swatted six shots in the first half alone, which was even more expected as it came against Dwight Howard and the Rockets. Adams head injury doesn't seem serious but we should have an update or two prior to Tuesday's game vs. Utah. For now, fantasy owners can assume that Adams will be in the starting lineup.
Nov 16 - 10:02 PM

Steven Adams left Sunday's game after taking a blow to the head during the third quarter, but he has since returned.

Adams had a career-high six blocks before exiting and it seems he avoided any lasting injuries. We should have a few updates prior to Tuesday's game vs. Utah, but for now owners can assume that Adams will be in the starting lineup.
Nov 16 - 8:58 PM

Steven Adams made an appearance in the box score on Friday, scoring 11 points on 5-of-10 shooting with eight rebounds, two assists, one steal and five blocks in the Thunder's overtime loss to the Pistons.

Adams has not been able to take advantage of the opportunity presented to him so far, but he still has a chance to earn a significant starting role. If he starts to pile lines like this up maybe he can turn it around, so just watch him for now.
Nov 15 - 2:29 AM

Steven Adams had a quiet night vs. DeMarcus Cousins and the Kings, scoring four points with five rebounds, three turnovers and five personal fouls on Sunday.

Adams logged 23 minutes while backup Kendrick Perkins had 25 minutes, but foul trouble was a primary culprit. Adams played at least 30 minutes in OKC's previous three contests, so fantasy owners should stay the course. Of greater concern is Adams' 41.7 percent shooting and the fact that he's blocked one shot in seven games to begin the season.
Nov 9 - 10:05 PM

Steven Adams double-doubled with 13 points on 6-of-9 shooting, 11 rebounds, two assists and two steals over 34 minutes on Friday against the Grizzlies.

Adams is averaging 30 minutes per game to start the year but he's still only a 14-16 team value on the season. His 57.9 percent foul shooting has a lot to do with that, and he'll need to take big steps if he's to survive the return of the other half of his team down the road.
Nov 8 - 2:50 AM

Toronto Raptors head coach Dwane Casey had high praise for Steven Adams (hip) as the Raptors prepared to take on the Thunder Tuesday night.

Adams is expected to play Tuesday after falling on his hip during Monday's loss to the Nets, but it sounds like Casey would rather he didn't. "He screens, he rebounds, he knocks the crap out of you when you come across the lane," Casey said. "He gets under your skin." Adams has had a solid start to the 2014-15 regular season in averaging 9.0 points, 7.3 rebounds, 1.0 assists, 1.0 steals, and 0.3 blocks over four games. While it would be nice to see the 21-year-old bring some more blocks to the table, he's still worth a look in most standard fantasy leagues.
Nov 4 - 1:35 PM

Steven Adams logged 30 minutes on Monday against the Nets, scoring nine points on 4-of-10 shooting with nine rebounds and one steal.

Adams hit just 1-of-4 freebies and that along with lower volume is going to hold back his value, but as one of a few guys left standing in OKC he's certainly worth a look. We also watched him land hard on his hip but haven't heard anything about it in the postgame, so owners should just file it away in case we see something down the road.
Nov 4 - 1:34 AM

Steven Adams played 27 minutes against the Nuggets on Saturday with 13 points, three rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block.

He was outplayed by Kendrick Perkins, so that's not a good place to start. However, Adams looked comfortable in the post and he's starting to come around on offense. He's worth a look in standard leagues.
Nov 2 - 1:52 AM

Steven Adams played 29 minutes against the Clippers on Thursday with six points, 10 boards and one assist.

He had a minor injury, but it didn't affect his playing time. Adams has been at 28.0 minutes per game in the two outings this year and has the look of an eight and eight guy with some blocks here and there. If that's something that interests you and you don't care about free throw shooting, give him a look.
Oct 31 - 2:19 AM

Steven Adams started and played 27 minutes, but finished with just eight points, seven rebounds, two steals and no blocks on 3-of-4 shooting Wednesday.

Kendrick Perkins played 21 minutes and had four points, eight rebounds, a steal and a block off the bench, but Adams is still the guy you want to own here. He should be better than this on most nights, at least in theory.
Oct 30 - 2:16 AM

Steven Adams has officially won the starting center job.

He'll start next to Russell Westbrook, Andre Roberson, Perry Jones III and Serge Ibaka. Adams is a project on offense, but he did make 60.0 percent of his 8.0 shots per game in his last five preseason games. Plus, he'll be grabbing plenty of boards and add some blocks. Basically, he'll be a cheaper version of Andre Drummond, which means he's worth owning in most leagues, especially considering how thin OKC is right now.
Oct 28 - 1:35 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Russell Westbrook
2Reggie Jackson
3Ishmael Smith
4Sebastian Telfair
SG1Andre Roberson
2Jeremy Lamb
SF1Kevin Durant
2Perry Jones
3Anthony Morrow
4Lance Thomas
PF1Serge Ibaka
2Nick Collison
3Grant Jerrett
C1Steven Adams
2Kendrick Perkins
3Mitch McGary