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Steven Adams | Center | #12

Team: Oklahoma City Thunder
Age / DOB:  (24) / 7/20/1993
Ht / Wt:  7'0' / 255
College: Pittsburgh
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 1 (12) / OKC
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Steven Adams posted a 12-point, 10-rebound double-double during Sunday's exhibition win, to go with two blocks and two turnovers in 33 minutes.
Adams went 5-of-9 from the field and 2-of-5 from the charity stripe in this one, which is essentially your prototypical Adams line. He's not the most exciting guy to own, but he'll be a worthwhile low-end center to grab towards the later rounds. Oct 8 - 6:54 PM

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Steven Adams (glute) went through a full practice on Thursday and will play Friday vs. the Pelicans.

Adams exited the Thunder's game vs. the Rockets on Tuesday holding his lower back, but it was clearly just a minor injury. Adams averaged 11.3 points, 7.7 rebounds and 1.1 steals for OKC last season. His upside is capped playing alongside the triumvirate of Westbrook, PG-13 and Melo, but Adams is a reliable center that will be available in the later rounds of fantasy drafts.
Source: Oklahoman
Oct 6 - 10:44 AM

Steven Adams left Tuesday's game vs. the Rockets holding his lower back.

He wasn't able to take his free throws, so his night will finish with four points, four rebounds, one assist and one block in 19 minutes. Adams has battled lower back issues many times in the past few seasons, and Royce Young of ESPN is speculating that he could miss some time in the preseason. We should have another update by Wednesday. Dakari Johnson will get a look with Adams out.
Oct 3 - 9:38 PM

Steven Adams did a little bit of everything during Sunday's Game 4 loss to the Rockets, tallying 18 points, seven boards, two assists, one steal, three blocks and two turnovers in 37 minutes.

There was an awkward moment when Adams and Russell Westbrook appeared at the podium for their post-game news conference when a reporter asked Adams why the team struggled when Westbrook came off the floor, and Westbrook refused to let Adams answer the question, citing keeping the team together as his reasoning. The strange exchange can be viewed in the link below. As for Adams, this was arguably his best game of the series, and he'll need to bring a similar effort during Game 5 in Houston for OKC to have a chance of seeing a Game 6.
Apr 23 - 7:50 PM

Steven Adams scored four points with six rebounds, two assists, one steal and no turnovers in 26 minutes against the Rockets on Friday.

He was able to play some important possessions late in the game, but coach Billy Donovan just isn't getting the same Adams as he got in the postseason last year. Maybe it's due to the matchup, maybe Serge Ibaka helped, or maybe he misses Kevin Durant's underrated defense next to him, but Adams isn't being trusted nearly as much. Donovan also went with a hot Taj Gibson over Adams at times in the fourth.
Apr 22 - 12:36 AM

Steven Adams had six points, one assist, one steal and one block in 28 minutes on Sunday, adding five boards as the Thunder were out-rebounded 56-41.

Taj Gibson added five points and one rebound in 21 minutes -- OKC's best rebounders tonight were their point guard (11) and small forward (seven). The Thunder didn't score a single second-chance point until 32 minutes into the game, while Houston feasted in that department, which is shocking considering the Thunder led the NBA in boards per game this season. Expect a much different effort in Game 2.
Apr 17 - 12:20 AM

Steven Adams didn't play after halftime on Wednesday, finishing with eight points on 4-of-7 shooting, four rebounds and two steals in 14 minutes.

Domantas Sabonis took over for Adams after halftime tonight, but as usual he was quiet with just two points and two boards in 14 minutes. Adams' minutes have been up lately, in the 28-32 range, which is where he'll be when the Thunder take on the Rockets in the first round.
Apr 12 - 11:29 PM

Steven Adams notched his second straight double-double on Sunday with 10 points, 10 rebounds, two assists and one steal, making 4-of-9 FGs and 2-of-2 FTs in 27 minutes.

Ideally, two straight double-doubles wouldn't be worth remarking upon from Adams, but he's had only three of them since late February. Part of the problem is his paltry usage rate of 15.3 percent since the All-Star break, and his fantasy value is also dragged down by 47.9 percent FT shooting in that span. Hopefully he'll keep up his recent strong play in OKC's final two games.
Apr 9 - 7:48 PM

Steven Adams went just 1-of-5 from the field to score two points on Sunday, adding seven rebounds, two steals, one block and four turnovers.

Adams logged 26 minutes and the boards and defensive stats prevent it from being a complete waste, but it's still a letdown after Friday's solid effort. He's been very quiet since the All-Star break and is a detriment to your team in leagues that count FT% -- over the past two weeks, he's shooting just 41.7 percent on 4.0 attempts per game.
Apr 2 - 5:37 PM

Steven Adams scored six points with five rebounds, one block and two steals in 25 minutes against the 76ers on Wednesday.

He missed all five attempts at the line and that has been a major bugaboo for him lately. Since the break, Adams has made just 39.2 percent from the line on those 51 attempts. His scoring, rebounding and blocks are all down after the break, so Adams is in a major slump basically everywhere. He's looking more like a late-round guy going forward.
Mar 22 - 11:58 PM

Steven Adams scored nine points with one rebound and two turnovers in 22 minutes vs. the Warriors on Monday.

This was one of his worst games of the season. Adams managed to hit 4-of-5 shots, but finished 1-of-4 from the line and had a +/- rating of -23. He was very solid in his previous five games and he won't get many tougher matchups than the Warriors, so his owners should cut him some slack. He should be much better vs. the 76ers on Wednesday.
Mar 21 - 12:35 AM

Steven Adams scored 16 points with 13 rebounds, three assists, two steals and one block in 35 minutes against the Kings on Saturday.

He looks like he's back. Adams is getting set up for easy shots these days and has made 67.6 percent from the field in his last five, averaging 11.8 points, 7.8 boards 1.2 assists, 1.6 steals and 0.6 blocks. He's also been much better on the defensive end and turned in his first March double-double in this win. Expect Adams to improve and flirt with mid-round value.
Mar 18 - 6:24 PM

Steven Adams admitted that he has "definitely" struggled on the defensive end.

The Thunder are 16-2 this season when Adams posts a defensive rating of 100 or lower, but his defensive rating during the Thunder's four-game losing streak is a 118.5. "It’s just a communication thing, a timing thing," Adams said. "Obviously, I’m going to say I’m playing bad if anything goes wrong, if any mistake happens." He will look to bounce back vs. the Spurs on Thursday, but keep in mind that San Antonio has allowed the third fewest fantasy points to centers this season.
Source: News OK
Mar 9 - 11:28 AM

Steven Adams was held in check vs. the Blazers, scoring four points with three rebounds in 29 minutes.

He made his only shot attempt of the night and finished 2-of-5 from the line, but Russell Westbrook soaked up all the usage tonight and scored 58 points on 21-of-39 shooting. Adams has been lousy since the All-Star break other than a 19-point game on Sunday, but bouncing back against the Spurs on Thursday isn't going to be easy -- the Spurs have allowed the third fewest fantasy points to centers this season. Adams was poked in the eye tonight and was sporting a wrap after the game, but we'd be surprised if he actually misses time.
Mar 7 - 11:05 PM

Steven Adams made 8-of-10 field goals and 3-of-5 free throws to finish Sunday's road loss with 19 points, five rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block in 24 minutes.

In his previous three games, Adams took a mere 13 shots in 81 minutes of action, so it was nice to see him get more involved offensively tonight. He posted mid-round value through the All-Star break but has been lousy since then, so hopefully tonight's solid effort will get him back on track.
Mar 5 - 11:09 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Russell Westbrook
2Raymond Felton
SG1Andre Roberson
2Alex Abrines
3Terrance Ferguson
SF1Paul George
2Kyle Singler
3Josh Huestis
PF1Carmelo Anthony
2Patrick Patterson
3Jerami Grant
C1Steven Adams
2Nick Collison
3Dakari Johnson