About the Prospect: Steven Adams is the definition of a project player, but his potential and upside speak for himself. Adams is a true, 7-footer by way of Pittsburgh, but he is an original native of New Zealand. Adams’ skill set features a developing range and he has shot the ball and showcased an improving offensive game in pre-draft workouts. Adams is raw, but he’s has a high ceiling and is certainly worthy of the selection in which he was taken with.
About His Impact on Team: Adams is going to bring a ton of heart to a team that was depleted once Russell Westbrook was injured in the 2013 NBA Playoffs. Kevin Durant is going to love playing with Adams, who is a big-time threat in transition and is one of the quickest seven-footers in the draft. Luckily, the Thunder aren’t going to ask for Adams to shoot on the perimeter as OKC solely want the center to snag offensive and defensive rebounds on a nightly basis. In this role, the sky is the limit for Adams. This is a perfect fit for Oklahoma City considering the team has already featured a player similar to Adams in NBA-veteran Nick Collison. Obviously, the Adams’ ceiling is much higher than Collisons’, but the comparison is a fair one to say the least.
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