January 21, 2020, 4:40 pmSteven AdamsC, Oklahoma City Thunder
Steven Adams (left ankle sprain) is being listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Magic after not practicing on Tuesday.
Adams had to leave Monday's game early and did not return. In addition to Adams, Nerlens Noel (ankle) is also questionable for this game. Mike Muscala and Justin Patton would be force-fed minutes if both Adams and Noel can't go.
Source: Steve McGehee on Twitter
January 20, 2020, 6:18 pmSteven AdamsC, Oklahoma City Thunder
Steven Adams left Monday's game with a left ankle sprain and has been ruled out for the game.
The injury occurred when Clint Capela flagrantly fouled him. Mike Muscala has been picking up the slack.
Source: Tim MacMahon on Twitter
January 19, 2020, 12:02 amNerlens NoelC, Oklahoma City Thunder
Nerlens Noel made his 19 minutes off the bench count on Saturday, chipping in 15 points on 6-of-7 shooting with five rebounds, two dimes, two steals and two blocks.
Noel is a per-minute beast and we can hardly wait for him to be unleashed down the road. For that to happen, the Thunder will need to find a taker for Steven Adams (right knee contusion), who put up a lackluster showing with five points, nine rebounds and three assists in 24 minutes as a starter.
January 18, 2020, 7:37 pmSteven AdamsC, Oklahoma City Thunder
Steven Adams (right knee contusion) will return to the lineup to play against the Blazers.
Adams is as tough as they come and he winds up missing just one contest after leaving Wednesday's game early. Nerlens Noel has held standalone value even with Adams, but anyone who picked up Mike Muscala can feel free to move on.
Source: Maddie Lee on Twitter
January 18, 2020, 2:30 pmSteven AdamsC, Oklahoma City Thunder
Steven Adams (right knee contusion) is questionable for Saturday's game against the Blazers.
Adams played only seven minutes before being ruled out on Wednesday and did not play on Friday. He may tough it out as he is known to play through injuries and rarely misses games. If he cannot go, expect Nerlens Noel to make another start with plenty of minutes for Mike Muscala. The Thunder have yet to utilize G Leaguer Justin Patton who had what will likely be the stat line of the year on Tuesday.
Source: Jamie Hudson on Twitter
January 17, 2020, 6:35 pmSteven AdamsC, Oklahoma City Thunder
A right knee contusion will force Steven Adams to miss Friday's game vs. the Heat.
Adams' status went downhill over the course of the day, but hopefully, this is not even a medium-term issue. Nerlens Noel is set to return for the Thunder and should be in for a solid night of production with Adams out. Before this issue arose Adams was finally playing like a mid-round talent, but Noel had been pushing him into a timeshare for much of the season.
Source: Royce Young on Twitter
January 17, 2020, 1:44 pmSteven AdamsC, Oklahoma City Thunder
Steven Adams (right knee contusion) is questionable to play on Friday.
Adams wasn't present on OKC's injury report last night, but things have changed. He was set to be re-evaluated today so keep an eye out for updates. With Nerlens Noel also questionable, it could be Mike Muscala and Justin Patton as the only centers available tonight.
Source: NBA Injury Report
January 16, 2020, 8:47 pmSteven AdamsC, Oklahoma City Thunder
Steven Adams (right knee contusion) is not on the injury report for Friday's game against the Heat.
Adams left Wednesday's game with a right knee contusion but it looks like he'll be good to go for Friday. Roll him out as usual.
Source: NBA Injury Report
January 16, 2020, 3:09 pmSteven AdamsC, Oklahoma City Thunder
Vincent Goodwill of Yahoo Sports is reporting that the Hawks have Steven Adams on their radar as the trade deadline approaches.
The Hawks have cut off talks with the Pistons about Andre Drummond and Adams is a worthy alternative, at a much more reasonable price as well. Atlanta is in dire need of center help but are also willing to wait for free agency rather than give up too much in any trade. We'll see what happens over the next few weeks. Adams, who left Wednesday's game with a right knee contusion, will be re-evaluated on Friday per Thunder reporter Maddie Lee.
Source: Yahoo Sports
January 15, 2020, 9:25 pmSteven AdamsC, Oklahoma City Thunder
Steven Adams will not return to Wednesday's game due to a right knee contusion.
This opens up some opportunities for Mike Muscala who should provide some deep-league value should Adams miss any games.
Source: Eric Smith on Twitter
January 13, 2020, 10:31 pmSteven AdamsC, Oklahoma City Thunder
Steven Adams had another big game on Monday, scoring 13 points on 5-of-7 shooting while adding in 11 rebounds, five assists, a steal and three blocks.
Adams has been on a roll lately, but it's still hard for us to believe that he's going to continue this level of production. He's definitely a top-90 player, but he's been at a top-50 level over teh last two weeks because of his .694 foul shooting. He went 3-for-4 at the line tonight and maybe something's clicked as he's shooting .719 on 5.3 attempts in January.
January 10, 2020, 2:39 pmNerlens NoelC, Oklahoma City Thunder
Head coach Billy Donovan told the media that Nerlens Noel has been progressing well but will remain out for Saturday's contest vs. the Lakers with a sprained left ankle.
Noel will miss his fourth consecutive game on Saturday. His next opportunity will come on Monday vs. the Wolves. In the meantime, Steven Adams will be leaned on more heavily while Mike Muscala will see additional minutes off the bench.
Source: Erik Horne on Twitter
January 9, 2020, 11:51 pmSteven AdamsC, Oklahoma City Thunder
Steven Adams scored 15 points on 6-of-8 shooting to go with eight rebounds, three assists and one steal on Thursday.
Adams was coming into this game scorching hot, but he's finally starting to cool off to his normal production. He's a steady late-mid round play for traditional big man stats.
January 7, 2020, 11:04 pmSteven AdamsC, Oklahoma City Thunder
Steven Adams double-doubled, scoring 10 points on 3-of-5 shooting and pulling down 18 rebounds while adding three assists and two steals in 36 minutes in an overtime win on the road against the Nets.
Adams' stats don't match those of last year, with some numbers noticeably up and some down. However after a slow start and quick rise, he's settling in with roughly the same overall value he's had over the past few seasons. Monitor the trade rumors over the next month, though, as Adams could find himself on another squad.
January 6, 2020, 9:55 pmSteven AdamsC, Oklahoma City Thunder
Steven Adams scored a season-high 24 points on 9-of-14 shooting while adding 15 rebounds, one assist and two blocks on Monday vs. the Sixers.
Adams worked his way around the hoop and got all of his buckets in the paint while going 6-for-8 at the line. This game is on the upper end of his production and yells sell-high.