#12 Steven Adams
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  • Oklahoma City Thunder
  • Drafted 12th overall in 2013
  • C
  • 7'0" / 255lbs
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  • 07/20/1993
  • New Zealand
  • 12th pick, 2013
  • Pittsburgh
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2013 NBA DraftNBADrafted 12th overall by Oklahoma City.
12th July, 2013NBASigned four year, $9,695,398 rookie scale contract with Oklahoma City. Included team options for 2015/16 and 2016/17.
22nd October, 2014NBAOklahoma City exercised 2015/16 team option.
22nd October, 2015NBAOklahoma City exercised 2016/17 team option.
31st October, 2016NBASigned a four year, $100 million extension with Oklahoma City.
Career Moves
Time PeriodTeam
2012 - 2013Pittsburgh (NCAA)
June 2013 - presentOklahoma City Thunder (NBA)

December 7, 2017

Over the last three games, Adams has shot 28/34 from the floor, a remarkable 82.4% field goal shooting. His Thunder team have won those three games and seem to be beginning to figure it out after a slow start, especially in fourth quarter situations.

It would appear that the new-look Thunder are learning how and when to exploit the defensive shifts that their star wing power opens up, because Adams, alone in the paint, is getting free much more often, and they are finding him. Should this continue, the Thunder could get back into contention in the West; unless it stops, Adams has fantasy value even at this price.


June 29, 2017

Steven Adams
C, 7’0, 255lbs, 23 years old, 4 years of experience

Right as the league as a whole decides it wants to go away from the traditional post player towards stretch bigs who can defend other stretch bigs, along comes Steven Adams blossoming into an excellent roughly traditional centre. Assuming a bigger offensive share this year and showing off a new regular hook shot dented the efficiency slightly, but only slightly, and it will improve again if the free throw stroke does. A slight dip in rebounding mattered not on (and was readily explained by) the best rebounding team in the league, and the combination of nimble pick-and-roll defence alongside interior physicality makes for a strong all-around player that will be part of whatever the core is for some years yet.

Player Plan: Begins four year, $100 million this summer, and is locked in indefinitely.