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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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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

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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

Steven Adams went to the locker room to get his left ankle re-taped during Friday's start vs. the Rockets, finishing with two points, two boards and one assist in 13 minutes.

Kendrick Perkins rested tonight and Adams got the start. As the stat line suggests, he has no fantasy value right now.
Apr 5 - 1:29 AM

Steven Adams moved back to the bench against the Spurs on Thursday, finishing with five points, five boards and one steal.

Kendrick Perkins (groin) was back tonight, but Adams didn't really do much in the starting lineup. There was a lot of buzz about Adams in the preseason due to his impressive rebounding, but his lack of an offensive game will keep him off the radar in standard leagues for the next couple years.
Apr 4 - 12:14 AM

Steven Adams came out of nowhere for a career-high six steals in Monday's blowout win, and also added 10 points, six boards and one assist in 23 minutes.

The steals number is fluky and the Nuggets are scheduling vacations right about now so we're not moving the needle on his value. Only in the deepest of leagues should he be given fantasy consideration.
Mar 25 - 1:27 AM

Steven Adams played 11 minutes and had one rebound, two fouls and nothing else in Thursday's start against the Suns.

Alex Len, who started for the Suns wasn't much better, and it appears the Thunder may just roll without a center from here on in. The Thunder didn't even bother to bring Hasheem Thabeet off the bench and while Adams will likely continue to start, he hasn't done enough of anything that tells us you should continue to hang onto him.
Mar 7 - 12:05 AM

Steven Adams had four points, six rebounds and one block in another start on Sunday, but he picked up four quick fouls vs. Al Jefferson and only logged 19 minutes.

Adams is now averaging 23.0 minutes over the past three games, and he should be on all fantasy owners' radars with Kendrick Perkins (groin surgery) out for as many as six weeks. He's prone to turnovers and isn't much of an offensive option, but he's averaging 1.0 blocks as a starter and ranks third in the NBA in offensive rebound rate, trailing only Reggie Evans and Andre Drummond.
Mar 2 - 10:12 PM

Steven Adams played through his illness in the Thunder's 113-107 win over the Grizzlies on Friday, scoring seven points on 1-of-3 shooting (5-of-7 FTs) with five rebounds and two blocks in 25 minutes.

Owners that are desperate for a big man should simply watch his progress. He's likely to improve as he gets acclimated with the first unit and he could end up being a low-end play if all goes well.
Feb 28 - 11:04 PM

Steven Adams (flu-like symptoms) will play on Friday against the Grizzlies.

Adams has a chance to prove himself and develop while Kendrick Perkins is out, but so far he hasn't been able to accumulate any fantasy value. The Thunder will have an interesting choice to make in the playoffs between Adams and Perkins if the rookie plays well in the next two months.
Feb 28 - 7:38 PM

Steven Adams is dealing with flu-like symptoms and is questionable for Friday's game.

The Thunder are already without of Kendrick Perkins and would start Hasheem Thabeet should Adams not sit this one out. Even though it's against his former team, we hope you don't need us to tell you Thabeet is not a fantasy option vs. the tough Grizzlies frontcourt.
Feb 28 - 6:34 PM

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