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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 scored five points on 2-of-3 shooting with nine rebounds and two blocks over 25 minutes in Friday's blowout win.
Adams hit just 1-of-3 free throws and while this is a good line, it's not really building off his big 16 & 15 from Christmas Day. His stat set doesn't support value in standard leagues unless you're punting free throws and even then it's not great, so it's hard to say he's turning a corner without seeing more production. Dec 27 - 3:28 AM

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Steven Adams double-doubled against the Spurs on Christmas, scoring 16 points on 5-of-8 shooting (6-of-12 from the charity stripe), to go with 15 rebounds, three blocks, two steals, two turnovers, and one assist.

Adams had a plus/minus rating of plus-27 in this one, and his aggressiveness on the boards was a big reason OKC came out with a win. If you can live with horrific free throw shooting, he's worth a look as a shot-blocking and rebounding specialist in deeper leagues.
Dec 25 - 5:30 PM

Steven Adams double-doubled on Sunday vs. the Pelicans, finishing with 12 points, 10 boards, two assists, two steals and two blocks in 33 minutes.

The idea of Kendrick Perkins challenging his spot in the starting lineup is laughable, and Adams could see closer to 30 minutes per game as the season progresses. Adams is worth a look if you're in need of a big who can block and rebound, but don't expect too much.
Dec 21 - 10:43 PM

Steven Adams scored nine points on 4-of-9 shooting with 10 rebounds, one steal and one block in Friday's win over the Lakers.

Adams has a bunch of fantasy deficiencies and he needs to do this a bunch of times in a row before we latch onto him in standard formats.
Dec 20 - 2:29 AM

Steven Adams is dealing with a minor calf issue, and he was seen icing it postgame.

It is not expected to be serious, and he shouldn't be in danger of missing any time. Expect him to be active on Thursday vs. the Warriors, and check back for updates prior to tip-off just to be safe. Adams is too inconsistent to be used in standard leagues, but if you are in need of blocks and rebounds he is worth a look.
Dec 17 - 9:11 AM

Steven Adams double-doubled with a season-high 16 points, 11 rebounds and one block over 29 minutes in Friday's win.

Adams hit 8-of-12 shots and he needs to do this for about a week straight before we'll spend a lot of time breaking down his value. He's outside of the top-200.
Dec 13 - 1:29 AM

Steven Adams had another whisper-quiet start at center on Tuesday, scoring four points with six rebounds in 13 minutes of action.

He's averaging 14.3 minutes over OKC's past three games, and five different reserves logged more playing time than Adams did on Tuesday. His disappointing start to the season should have reduced him to waiver-wire fodder in nearly all leagues -- anyone still clinging to his perceived upside should cut him loose.
Dec 9 - 11:31 PM

Steven Adams hauled in a career-best 13 rebounds to go with six points and one steal in 24 minutes on Friday against the Knicks.

Adams hit 3-of-9 shots and he's still not a viable option in most formats, but he has been 'not terrible' in fantasy leagues over the past week.
Nov 29 - 1:55 AM

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

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

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SG1Andre Roberson
2Jeremy Lamb
SF1Kevin Durant
2Perry Jones
3Anthony Morrow
4Lance Thomas
PF1Serge Ibaka
2Nick Collison
3Grant Jerrett
C1Steven Adams
2Kendrick Perkins
3Mitch McGary