Steven Adams

STEVEN ADAMS (OKC)

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#12•S. ADAMS

C • 7’0, 255 lbs; 7th year, Pitt

STAR UNDERDOG

NBA ROLE: TWO-WAY PIVOT

 

Rough and tough center Steven Adams is a menacing defender and rebounder in the lane – you’re in for a long, frustrating evening if Adams is tasked to stop you down low; OKC’s huge presence in the middle, Adams doesn’t put up monster numbers but plays his role extremely well – sets bone-crunching screens, active for tip-ins around the glass, effective with short hooks, protects the paint; has blossomed into a really effective roll finisher (great screen-setter) with quick lay-ins & reverses around the basket; stirs it up with other bigs in an annoyingly effective manner – Adams must lead the league in technical/flagrant fouls drawn, if such a stat exists; as someone who’s now circled on the scouting report, Adams needs to continue his upward tilt by knocking down 15-18 foot J & crossing over into double-digit rebound territory; Billy Donovan’s featured, first-unit big


SIGNATURE!

TURNAROUND LEFTY HOOK

SPIN --> REVERSE LAYUP


MORE ON S. ADAMS

  • Career: 9.7 points/game, 7.4 rebounds/game, 59% FG

  • NBA All-Rookie Second Team (2014)

  • Hails from New Zealand

  • 1 of 18 siblings

  • (FACTORY SETTING) NBA 2K19 RATING: 84