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Steven Adams | Center

Team: Oklahoma City Thunder
Age / DOB:  (22) / 7/20/1993
Ht / Wt:  7'0' / 255
College: Pittsburgh
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The Thunder are hopeful that Steven Adams (sore back) will be able to play on Friday.
Adams went through shootaround on Wednesday, but the Thunder will hold him out of the game vs. Minnesota as a precaution. Adams is the favorite to start over Enes Kanter which makes sense because he is a solid rim protector, but he is still only a fantasy consideration in deeper leagues while the Thunder are at full strength. Oct 7 - 2:43 PM

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Steven Adams (sore back) will not play in Wednesday's preseason opener vs. Minnesota, as expected.

Adams is simply dealing with a sore back, so he should be fine when the regular-season tips off. He's currently penciled in as the starting center in OKC, although his minutes will likely trend down this season with Enes Kanter nipping at his heels for playing time. Adams isn't worth drafting in standard leagues.
Oct 7 - 1:35 PM

Steven Adams (back) is unlikely to play in Wednesday's preseason opener vs. the Timberwolves.

Adams did increase his workload at practice on Tuesday, but the Thunder have no reason to risk him aggravating his back injury during a preseason game. Adams is currently the favorite to start at center for OKC this season, but after compiling averages of just 7.9 points, 7.5 rebounds and 1.2 blocks per game as a starter last season, there’s no reason to get too excited about his starter designation. At best, Adams can serve as a shot blocking specialist in deep leagues.
Oct 6 - 3:03 PM

Steven Adams is expected to serve as the Thunder's starting center.

Despite re-signing Enes Kanter for a whopping $70 million this summer, the Thunder appear committed to keeping Adams paired with Serge Ibaka in the starting lineup. However, with Kanter's presence, a healthy Ibaka and Kevin Durant back in the fold, there isn't a lot of reason to get excited about Adams' fantasy stock considering the lack of upside.
Source: Oklahoman
Oct 5 - 9:30 AM

Steven Adams (sore back) will not play in Sunday's scrimmage.

He did work out earlier in the day but isn't ready for a full practice, and we're considering him day-to-day as OKC prepares to open their preseason vs. the Wolves on Oct. 7. Adams averaged 7.7 points, 7.5 rebounds and 1.2 blocks in 25.3 minutes per game last season, and he's a negligible fantasy player while Enes Kanter and Serge Ibaka are healthy.
Oct 4 - 4:25 PM

Steven Adams (back) did not take part in contact drills on Friday.

He just has some back soreness and is questionable to play on Sunday. Adams won't have much fantasy value while OKC is healthy up front.
Oct 2 - 2:59 PM

Steven Adams did not practice on Thursday due to back soreness, but it is not being considered serious.

Adams will likely be stuck playing limited minutes behind Enes Kanter this season, so there's no reason to target him in standard leagues on draft day.
Oct 1 - 5:18 PM

Steven Adams said that "a ton" of factors contributed to his decision not to play for New Zealand this summer, including injuries and the looming end to his rookie contract.

It's not clear what injuries Adams is dealing with, but it sounds like he is just being cautious for the upcoming season. Adams averaged 7.7 points, 7.5 boards and 1.2 blocks on 54.4 percent shooting from the the field last season, but the Thunder's decision to re-sign Enes Kanter means that he will be stuck in a bench role. Adams is only worth a look in deeper leagues for owners in need of boards and blocks.
Aug 22 - 9:47 AM

Steven Adams will not play for the New Zealand national team this summer.

"Due to scheduling conflicts over the coming months and Steven's focus on being ready for the start of the 2015-16 regular season, Steven would not have been able to join the national team until very late in their tour," his representatives said. Adams is expected to battle Enes Kanter for the starting center job.
Source: Oklahoman
Jul 27 - 11:25 AM

Steven Adams admitted to learning more about himself after dealing with various injuries this season.

After Adams broke his hand, that's when his mental perspective began to change. "After I got injured, I really learned just to appreciate the game and not think about it as much and just go out and have fun." Adams averaged 7.7 points, 7.5 rebounds, 0.5 steals and 1.2 blocks on 54.5 percent shooting in his sophomore season. He should again make for a popular low-end target in fantasy drafts next season.
Source: Oklahoman
May 25 - 9:44 AM

Steven Adams scored eight points on 2-of-5 shooting with 10 rebounds, two steals and four blocks in Monday's win over the Blazers.

Adams hit just 4-of-10 free throws but he got it done in the areas that owners picked him up for. Look for he and his teammates to go all out on Wednesday against the Wolves.
Apr 14 - 3:57 AM

Steven Adams got back on track in Friday's win over the Kings, scoring six points on 2-of-6 shooting with 11 rebounds and four blocks in 31 minutes.

This stops the bleeding for owners and makes him worth a look if he was dropped. He's best suited as a matchup play and next Sunday's game in Indiana will be a big one for both sides, but David West and Roy Hibbert are no better than a neutral opponent these days. From there he gets the Blazers and Wolves and for owners they'll hope that the Blazers don't have anything to play for.
Apr 11 - 3:12 AM

Steven Adams struggled mightily trying to contain Dwight Howard during Sunday's loss to the Rockets, and he fouled out in just 16 minutes of action.

Adams finished Sunday's game with just six points, four rebounds, one assist and two turnovers as Howard dominated the matchup. Adams has not played very well at all over the past three games, putting in averages of just 7.3 points and 4.0 rebounds while failing to block a single shot. He's also gone just 4-of-11 from the charity stripe over that stretch, and right now he's doing more harm than good for fantasy squads. He's a cut candidate in standard leagues.
Apr 5 - 6:30 PM

Steven Adams played through an ankle injury on Friday against the Grizzlies, scoring nine points on 4-of-5 shooting with six rebounds and no steals or blocks in 36 minutes.

Considering the opponent and the injury this isn't a bad line at all, though owners may want to consider other options until he gets back to 100 percent.
Apr 4 - 1:12 AM

Steven Adams (ankle) will play Friday vs. the Grizzlies.

Adams is going to get a very tough matchup tonight against an imposing Memphis frontcourt, so he's by no means a must-start guy in standard leagues. Mitch McGary's value takes a hit with Adams active.
Apr 3 - 1:12 PM

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