Steven Adams RUMORS & NEWS

  • Report: Steven Adams suffered testicular contusion

    Pro Basketball Talk "When Draymond Green kicked Steven Adams in the groin, it did more than create mass debate about the appropriate punishment. Green hurt Adams badly, it sounds like." May 25

  • Adams says apology from Green wouldn't matter, mulls wearing cup

    The Score "Count the man who was kicked as someone who thinks Draymond Green's legwork Sunday night was intentional. Thunder center Steven Adams told reporters Monday that watching replays of Green's kick to his groin "confirmed" to him that the act was intentional. When asked if an apology from Green..." May 23

  • Kerr backs Green on kick to groin being accident

    ESPN "Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr said he backs the assertion that Draymond Green's kick to the groin of Thunder center Steven Adams during Sunday's Game 3 was an accident. Kerr, in fact, said the flagrant foul 1 Green received after the first-half play should be reversed by the NBA -- as..." May 23

  • Steven Adams apologizes for 'quick little monkeys' comment after Thunder beat Warriors

    USA Today "Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams apologized for his postgame comment that so many found offensive in the wake of a Game 1 win in the Western Conference Finals. Adams, a 22-year-old New Zealander of Tongan and British descent who had 16 points and 12 rebounds in the 108-102 win over..." May 17

  • Steven Adams played through severe migraine, nausea

    The Oklahoman "Steven Adams knows when a migraine headache is coming. He's been getting them since he was 14 years old. “I'll look at you and your face will, like, disappear,” Adams said. The blurry vision is always followed by the nausea. “Start throwing up,” Adams said. “Thumping headache. Feels like..." May 13

  • Adams downplays anger toward fan who grabbed him in Game 2

    The Score "Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams looked quite perturbed for a few moments Monday night when a San Antonio Spurs fan grabbed his arm from the first row in the eventful final seconds of OKC's 98-97 Game 2 win. "They got some passionate fans man," Adams told reporters with a smile..." May 04

  • A fan grabbed Steven Adams' arm during that crazy Thunder-Spurs possession

    USA Today "The ending to Game 2 of Thunder-Spurs was absolutely crazy. That possession had it all, especially terrible officiating. But it also had some fan interference. NBATV pointed out that a San Antonio fan grabbed hold of Steven Adams’ arm during that crazy, final play. Adams fell into the..." May 03

  • Steven Adams explains why he doesn't talk to Tim Duncan

    The Score "Despite being a highly effective option on both ends of the court, Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams is mostly known for being an agitator. Never one to back down from a challenge and always one to impose his physicality upon the opponent, Adams often finds himself entangled in..." April 28

  • Defender and enforcer, Thunder's Steven Adams is also a character

    USA Today "Steven Adams is a character. Perhaps out of a work of fiction. Or a super-hero comic book. Or a documentary on world travel. With his wild, long hair, a world-class villainous mustache and tattoos, the 22-year-old New Zealand native is also the right character for the third-seeded Oklahoma City..." April 21

  • Steven Adams partners with grooming company to develop mustache wax

    News Hub "Kiwi basketballer Steven Adams has partnered with an artisan grooming product company to develop a limited edition facial hair styling wax. Handmade La Conner is releasing just 500 punnets of the wax -- and partnered with the heavily-moustached Oklahoma City Thunder centre after learning that..." April 16

  • Steven Adams gives funny answer to Boban Marjanovic question

    Larry Brown Sports "Steven Adams gave a humorous answer to a question he received about Boban Marjanovic. Adams’ Oklahoma City Thunder defeated Marjanovic’s San Antonio Spurs 111-92 on Saturday, with Adams going for nine points and six rebounds in 27 minutes. Marjanovic had 13 points and six rebounds also in 27..." March 28

  • After holding punch, Cousins knows 'what to expect' from Steven Adams

    Sacramento Bee "After the Kings lost to the Oklahoma City Thunder 131-116 on Monday at Sleep Train Arena, the buzz online wasn’t about the team’s lame defense in their third consecutive loss. Instead, most of the headlines were about center DeMarcus Cousins – again – with some including terms like “hellacious..." March 02

  • Steven Adams won’t play for New Zealand in Olympic Qualifying Tournament

    Pro Basketball Talk "New Zealand already faced an uphill battle to win its Olympic Qualifying Tournament, which also includes France, Turkey and Canada. It’ll be even harder without the NBA’s only active Kiwi, Steven Adams. Basketball New Zealand: Adams has reluctantly made the call that he will not be..." February 23

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    Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps

    Steven Adams will play for the Thunder. No Carmelo Anthony for the Knicks.

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    Royce Young @royceyoung

    Steven Adams (sore back) is a gameday decision tomorrow against the Suns.

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    Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater

    As expected, Thunder exercise fourth-year options on Adams, Roberson and third-year option on McGary.

  • Mitch McGary remains out with a concussion, Steven Adams fine after eye scare

    The Oklahoman "As the preseason winds down, the Thunder's injury situation remains relatively light, particularly compared to last year at this time. Second-year forward Mitch McGary is still trying to recover from a concussion suffered in a collision with Grizzlies forward Matt Barnes this past Friday. He..." October 20

  • Enes Kanter, Steven Adams and Mitch McGary continue to emerge through injury wreckage

    The Oklahoman "The latest tidal wave of nagging injuries has again stripped this Thunder team of both star power and depth at the season’s most inopportune time. It has rotted a year that began with so much promise. But within the avalanche of adversity, amid the rubble of wounded bodies, a few promising..." March 24

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    Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater

    Seems doubtful Steven Adams goes tomorrow. Progressing, should return soon, but clearly still favoring right hand a bit.

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    Royce Young @royceyoung

    Steve Novak had an appendectomy today and will be out a couple weeks.

  • Jusuf Nurkic Replaces Steven Adams In Rising Stars Game

    Real GM Basketball "Jusuf Nurkic will replace Steven Adam in the Rising Stars Game at All-Star weekend, the NBA announced Monday." February 10

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    Darnell Mayberry @DarnellMayberry

    Thunder center Steven Adams has undergone surgery for a fractured right hand. He is expected to miss at least three weeks.

  • Nick Young calls Steven Adams a 'dirty' player after elbowing him in the throat

    USA Today "The Lakers were without Nick Young down the stretch in a tight game against the Thunder Friday night after Young was ejected with more than 11 minutes to play. Thunder center Steven Adams initiated contact with Young while coming down the floor, and Swaggy P responded with an elbow to Adams’..." December 20

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    Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater

    The Thunder's opening day starting lineup, per Scott Brooks: Westbrook, Roberson, Jones, Ibaka, Adams.

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    OKC THUNDER @okcthunder

    News: Thunder exercises options on Steven Adams, Andre Roberson, Perry Jones and Jeremy Lamb.

  • Steven Adams defends himself, says he's not a dirty player

    The Oklahoman "As he enters his second NBA season, Steven Adams already has a reputation around the league. Some say he’s a dirty player. Zach Randolph insinuated as much Monday, the day before his Memphis Grizzlies faced the Thunder for the first time since losing to OKC in the first round of the 2014..." October 14

  • Andre Iguodala Pokes Fun At Haka Dance; Steven Adams Is Not Amused

    Deadspin "The New Zealand national team did a haka dance before playing Team USA in the FIBA World Cup Tuesday, and it was neat to watch, as haka dances are. (James Harden and Derrick Rose seemed puzzled as it happened, but whatever.) The Warriors' Andre Iguodala, who isn't playing in the tournament,..." September 04

  • Steven Adams: 'If I'm like a d---,' people will think all Kiwis are

    CBS Sports "Oklahoma City Thunder big man Steven Adams annoyed opponents with his physicality in his rookie year, but he was a pleasant surprise in a disappointing overall crop from the 2013 draft. While he managed to get into minor altercations with a fairly long list of NBA players, the tough Kiwi never..." July 29

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    Royce Young @royceyoung

    Steven Adams' status is up in the air tonight with flu-like symptoms. If he's out, Hasheem Thabeet will take his spot, Scott Brooks says.

  • Thunder Steven Adams sprains right ankle

    The Oklahoman "Early in the fourth quarter of the Thunder’s blowout win in Memphis, rookie center Steven Adams came down awkwardly during a rebound attempt, twisting his right ankle. Adams tried to stand up, but couldn’t put weight on it. Moments later, he was helped to the locker room, where the team..." December 12

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  • What is Steven Adams' role at the NBA level?

    Welcome To Loud City "Steven Adams has turned enough heads to earn quality minutes with the Oklahoma City Thunder. However, Oklahoma City now has to make room for their 2013 first round pick. How will Scott Brooks use the New Zealand native during the regular season? Steven Adams is turning heads. The Oklahoma..." October 26

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    Royce Young @royceyoung

    The NBA has fined Nate Robinson $10000 for pushing Steven Adams from behind and "striking" him in the chest.

  • Thunder have no plans to send rookie Steven Adams to D-League

    Pro Basketball Talk "When a team that won 60 games a season ago is returning the bulk of its core players a rookie big man selected in the draft is usually going to be slated for development duty rather than be pressed into immediate action as part of the regular rotation. While that’s likely to be true for the..." October 19

  • Could Steven Adams break into the rotation right away?

    The Oklahoman "Less than a year ago during the early stages of his freshman season at Pittsburgh Steven Adams showed flashes of his seething potential but looked a bit lost when faced with stiffer competition and a bigger stage. In his first two games against ranked opponents — a mid-November loss to Michigan..." October 11