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Team: Oklahoma City Thunder
Age / DOB:  (21) / 7/20/1993
Ht / Wt:  7'0' / 255
College: Pittsburgh
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Steven Adams hit just 2-of-5 shots for four points and four rebounds in Wednesday's brutal 130-91 loss to the Spurs.
He played just 22 minutes in as ugly of a blowout as you'll see and the Spurs suddenly look like one of the hottest teams in the league. We're going to tell you to stick with Adams for now, but it is a bit concerning that he was said to have suffered a hip injury in Tuesday's game. We're guessing he bounces back on Saturday against the Jazz. Mar 26 - 2:47 AM

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Steven Adams may have aggravated a right hip/thigh injury during Tuesday's game, but he continued playing and had 16 points, 10 boards, three assists and two steals in an easy win vs. the Lakers.

Adams made 5-of-6 FGs and 6-of-6 FTs with just one turnover, rounding out a terrific fantasy performance. He's been dealing with a hip/thigh injury for much of the season but it hasn't cost him any games, and for now we're leaving him off the injury report. He's emerged as a steady fantasy big man in Serge Ibaka's absence and now has four straight double-doubles, forming a formidable frontcourt duo with Enes Kanter (six straight double-doubles).
Mar 24 - 11:32 PM

Steven Adams double-doubled on Sunday with 10 points on 5-of-10 shooting, 10 rebounds, one block and one turnover through 31 minutes of action.

With Nick Collison (ankle) and Serge Ibaka (knee) on the shelf, Adams has zero competition for minutes, and he's worth owning in most leagues. He's not going to score a lot, and he'll hurt you in the free throw category, but his solid contributions in rebounding and shot blocking will sustain his value.
Mar 22 - 7:00 PM

Steven Adams scored 12 points on 5-of-9 shooting with 16 rebounds, two steals and two blocks in Friday's win over the Hawks.

With or without Enes Kanter around Adams has shown enough production to be owned in all standard formats.
Mar 21 - 2:19 AM

Steven Adams had 14 points, 13 rebounds and two steals on 5-of-9 shooting in 38 minutes on Wednesday.

Enes Kanter had 22 points and 10 boards on 10-of-13 shooting before going down with a sprained ankle, and Serge Ibaka may not play again until the playoffs after knee surgery. Pick. Adams. Up.
Mar 19 - 12:55 AM

Steven Adams scored 15 points with eight rebounds and three turnovers in 30 minutes against the Mavs on Monday.

That's two good games in a row for Adams with his double-double on Sunday. He is more involved in the offense and he should also see close to 30 minutes on a nightly basis -- on night without foul trouble. Considering he was already blocking 1.3 shots per game in 24 minutes per outing this season, Funaki is worth owning in standard leagues.
Mar 17 - 12:25 AM

Steven Adams double-doubled during Sunday's win over the Bulls, putting up 14 points on 6-of-13 shooting (2-of-6 from the line), with 11 rebounds, one assist, one steal, two blocks and one turnover through 33 minutes of action.

Adams has see his minutes increased with Serge Ibaka (knee soreness) out, so he'll have some short-term appeal in deep leagues for however long Ibaka is sidelined. He really doesn't do much aside from rebound, block shots, and miss free throws, but give him a look if you’re okay with adding a 53.0 percent free throw shooter to your squad.
Mar 15 - 4:02 PM

Steven Adams (thigh) is starting in place of Mitch McGary for Sunday's game vs. the Bulls.

Adams was held out of practice on Saturday for precautionary reasons and the Thunder could desperately use his size vs. the Bulls. With Serge Ibaka on the shelf with a knee injury, Adams is worth a look in deeper leagues for owners in need of boards and blocks.
Mar 15 - 11:42 AM

Steven Adams (thigh contusion) was held out of practice on Saturday, but the injury isn't expected to be serious.

It doesn't sound like he is danger of missing Sunday's game vs. the Bulls, but his owners should check back after shootaround just to be safe. Adams has lost a lot of value since the Thunder traded for Enes Kanter, so this news should only impact owners in deeper leagues.
Mar 14 - 1:32 PM

Steven Adams returned from a 10-game absence on Sunday with six points, six rebounds and two blocks off OKC's bench.

Scott Brooks hasn't committed to Enes Kanter as his starting center going forward. He may ultimately decide to bring Kanter off the bench, giving more offensive punch to the second unit, but either way Funaki is a poor option in standard-sized fantasy leagues.
Mar 8 - 9:52 PM

Steven Adams (hand) will come off the bench for Sunday's game against Toronto.

When head coach Scott Brooks was asked about who will be the starting center moving forward, he said "we'll see," but for now it will be Enes Kanter locked into the starting lineup. It'll be interesting to see if Adams cuts into Kanters' minutes, or if Brooks elects to play the two alongside each other, and we'll let you know how the minutes play out after the game. From a fantasy perspective, Kanter is the guy to own here, while Adams can only be considered a shot-blocking specialist in very deep leagues.
Mar 8 - 5:29 PM

Steven Adams (hand) is questionable to play against the Raptors on Sunday.

He did go through most of practice on Saturday. Adams has been out since Feb. 8 with his fractured hand, so he hasn't played next to Enes Kanter yet. He is a great fit for the Thunder because he's a defense-first guy and is rarely involved on offensive plays. Adams is not going to be worth owning with only around 20 minutes per game. By the same token, Kanter is going to lose minutes upon Adams' return.
Mar 7 - 2:37 PM

Steven Adams (hand) will not suit up for Thursday's game vs. the Bulls.

While Adams will remain sidelined for tonight's game, head coach Scott Brooks hinted that he may be able to return to the lineup for Sunday's game vs. Toronto. When Adams is able to return to action, he'll take away minutes from Mitch McGary and Nick Collison. None of these guys should be owned in standard leagues.
Mar 5 - 6:49 PM

Steven Adams (hand) will not play vs. the 76ers on Wednesday.

Enes Kanter gets another start without any significant competition for minutes, and the matchup vs. Philly makes him a solid option in all formats. Scott Brooks was coy about who would start once Adams is healthy, but either way Kanter is the center to own in OKC.
Mar 4 - 6:26 PM

Updating a previous report, according to beat writer Anthony Slater, Steven Adams (hand) seems doubtful to play Wednesday vs. the 76ers.

While Stevens was able to return to practice on Tuesday, he was seen clearly favoring his right hand, and it seems doubtful he'll be able to return for Wednesday's game. However, Adams will more than likely be playing limited minutes off the bench now that Enes Kanter is in town, and he's simply not going to get enough minutes to matter in most leagues. Leave him on the wire.
Mar 3 - 2:35 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Russell Westbrook
2D.J. Augustin
SG1Andre Roberson
2Dion Waiters
3Jeremy Lamb
SF1Kevin Durant
2Kyle Singler
3Anthony Morrow
4Steve Novak
5Perry Jones
PF1Serge Ibaka
2Enes Kanter
3Nick Collison
C1Steven Adams
2Mitch McGary