Head coach Scotty Brooks tends to speak candidly and honestly, so when I heard him say Steven Adams put up “All Star” numbers in the Oklahoma City Thunder’s latest win, you can bet that it caught my attention. Adams was a surprising draft pick at the time, because not a lot of folks had even heard of him but if the Thunder have a legitimate center going into the year then the Western conference will have their hands full. Thanks to Mayberry for the excellent piece below, and he is a beat writer for the Thunder.
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The young man put up 10 points and a game-high 15 rebounds, which was obviously quite beneficial to the team.
“He had a great game,” Brooks said. “It’s going to be hard to duplicate 10 points, 15 rebounds. Those are All-Star numbers. He’s very active. He clogs the paint defensively and he rebounds the basketball. Those are the things we like about him.”
If he can just play efficient defense and grab boards, then the Thunder will be just fine with that. Those just happen to be the two areas that matter the most when the playoffs roll around, so if they can get back there fully healthy then we could be seeing the Oklahoma boys back in the Finals agains LeBron.