Steven Adams

Steven Adams (OKC)  “Big Kiwi” ad

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OKC Center: 7’0, 255 lbs; 5th year, Pitt 

NBA Role: rim protector Star UnderDOG

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 big numbers but plays his role extremely well – active for tip-ins around the glass, effective with his short, righty hook, protects the paint; has blossomed into a really effective roll finisher 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 working on a midrange J, crossing over into double-digit rebound territory & before anything else – defend the rim; upside as Billy Donovan’s featured, first-unit big?

Signature Shot: righty hook

(*factory setting*) NBA 2K17 Rating: 81


Couple DOG Facts:

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  • Career: 7.5 points/game, 6.4 rebounds/game, 57% FG
  • NBA All-Rookie Second Team (2014) 
  • Hails from New Zealand
  • 1 of 18 siblings
  • 1/2 of the ‘Stache Bros.’