April 25, 2019, 2:37 pmSteven Adams - C - Oklahoma City Thunder
Steven Adams said that he is focused on improving his current role this summer and not expanding his game, unless the team asks him to.
This is notable for a few reasons as the league's big men continue to evolve into the stretch-five territory. Adams has been a steady presence in the paint for the Thunder the past few seasons and will look to improve on the 13.9 points, 9.5 rebounds, 1.0 block, 1.5 steals average line he posted this past season.
Source: Brett Dawson on Twitter
April 17, 2019, 1:23 amSteven Adams - C - Oklahoma City Thunder
Steven Adams went 7-for-8 from the floor (though just 2-for-5 from the line) on his way to 16 points, nice rebounds, one assist and one steal in 30 minutes in Tuesday's Game 2 loss to the Blazers.
Adams was solid again in this one. He should be set for another good game as the Thunder return home for Game 3 on Friday night.
April 16, 2019, 2:39 pmSteven Adams - C - Oklahoma City Thunder
When asked if there’s time during a playoff series to get together and hang out with Blazers' Center Enes Kanter, Steven Adams replied, “Yeah, there is. But I don’t wanna.”
Kanter and Adams are good friends, having played together on the Thunder for two-and-a-half seasons. After the way that Kanter bullied Adams in the Blazers' Game 1 victory, Adams looks to be all business as his Thunder try to even the series in Game 2 on Tuesday.
Source: Royce Youngon Twitter
April 14, 2019, 6:44 pmSteven Adams - C - Oklahoma City Thunder
Steven Adams scored 17 points with nine boards, one assist and three steals in Sunday's loss to the Blazers.
Adams was great defensively in this one but Portland's shooting was too good combined with the Thunder's shooting being too lackluster. Adams also lost the battle with former teammate Enes Kanter in what should be a great matchup to watch the rest of the series.
April 11, 2019, 4:14 amSteven Adams - C - Oklahoma City Thunder
Steven Adams (right shoulder soreness) left and returned to Wednesday's finale against the Bucks, but logged just 12 minutes on the night.
Adams took a rough fall but it also looked like the Thunder were slow playing his minutes prior to the fall, too. He's been banged up throughout the season and eventually that will catch up with him, but it's anybody's guess when or if that's happening anytime soon. Adams finished the year as a top-50 player and logged 80 games despite all the bumps and bruises.
April 10, 2019, 9:38 pmSteven Adams - C - Oklahoma City Thunder
Steven Adams (right shoulder soreness) has returned to Wednesday's ball game against the Bucks.
Within less than 10 minutes of being ruled out, the leagues toughest player is back out there. You're free to move along from this one.
Source: Brett Dawson on Twitter
April 10, 2019, 9:28 pmSteven Adams - C - Oklahoma City Thunder
Steven Adams (right shoulder soreness) is questionable to return in the second half of Wednesday's game against the Bucks.
Markeiff Morris will start at center in his place. Adams must have injured it some time during the first half of this game, and could be considered questionable heading into OKC's first playoff game if he doesn't get back out there tonight.
Source: Malika Andrews on Twitter
April 10, 2019, 1:05 amSteven Adams - C - Oklahoma City Thunder
Steven Adams was uncharacteristically inefficient on Tuesday, going 3-for-11 from the field to end the night with eight points, 13 rebounds and one assist.
Adams has been in a slight slump over the last few games, but we can attribute it to Russell Westbrook literally doing almost everything on the court. Despite Adams' sub-par outings, he's managed to improve overall this season, finishing with top-80 value in 9-cat per game valuations.
April 7, 2019, 7:29 pmSteven Adams - C - Oklahoma City Thunder
Steven Adams had a lackluster game on Sunday, posting eight points, six rebounds and a steal against the Wolves before fouling out in 27 minutes.
It's a tough matchup so we won't get too mad at Adams, who has been pretty consistent all year outside of a lull in March. Nerlens Noel still only saw 12 minutes today (six points and two blocks), and the Thunder went small with Markieff Morris (24 minutes, 14 points, six rebounds, two threes) to help combat KAT. Things should revert to normal in the next one.
April 5, 2019, 11:08 pmSteven Adams - C - Oklahoma City Thunder
Steven Adams put up 14 points, 14 rebounds and two blocks in Friday's win over the Pistons, hitting 7-of-9 from the field in the process.
Adams picked up four fouls in his 24 minutes tonight but was extremely active when he was on the court, which was nice to see. He's resumed his regular pace after a few quiet weeks and fantasy owners need not worry about him moving forward. Jerami Grant was also solid with 19 points, seven rebounds and three 3-pointers in 34 minutes.
April 2, 2019, 11:01 pmSteven Adams - C - Oklahoma City Thunder
Steven Adams blocked five shots but missed six of his seven free throws in Tuesday's win over the Lakers.
Adams had 13 points, eight rebounds, three assists and a steal while going 6-for-11 from the field, so everything else was fine. That free throw percentage is down to an even 50 percent on the season now, making it the worst mark of his career.
April 2, 2019, 9:33 pmSteven Adams - C - Oklahoma City Thunder
Steven Adams (ear) has returned to start the second half on Tuesday against the Lakers.
Adams left in the middle of the second quarter after a big blow to his head. He told trainers he lost his hearing, so there was grave cause for concern. Adams has returned and should play a normal slot of minutes in the second half.
Source: Erik Horne on Twitter
April 2, 2019, 9:14 pmSteven Adams - C - Oklahoma City Thunder
Steven Adams (ear) left the game for the locker room in the middle of the second quarter against the Lakers on Tuesday.
Adams told trainers he couldn't hear anything out of his right ear after he took a big blow to the head. Stay tuned for updates as the Thunder come out of the half.
Source: Royce Young on Twitter