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Steven Adams
Steven Adams
Position: C
Born: 07/20/93
Height: 7-0 / 2.13
Weight:255 lbs. / 115.7 kg.
Salary: $2,279,040
Cleveland guard Matthew Dellavedova ranked first, garnering 13 of the 31 votes cast by 24 players. Adams, with seven votes, finished second. Golden State center Andrew Bogut (five votes) came in third, Memphis forward Matt Barnes (four votes) ranked fourth and Ibaka (two votes) rounded out the top five. Some players and coaches voted for more than one player. “The stuff that he does is not cool,” a Western Conference coach said of Adams. “He throws elbows, extra hitting dudes away from the ball, hitting them with the chicken wing (elbow) and trying to get a rise out of them. That kind of stuff.”
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The 24 people who spoke anonymously — some of them voted for more than one player — listed their top five dirtiest players: Dellavedova received 13 votes. Oklahoma City center Steven Adams was next with seven votes. Golden State center Andrew Bogut (5), Memphis forward Matt Barnes (4) and Oklahoma City forward Serge Ibaka (2) rounded out the top five. “Wow! Delly and Bogut are both from Australia,” an Eastern Conference player said about the tally. “How about that! Delly is kind of dirty and he does cross the line. But I don’t even think it’s even close with Bogut. Dellavedova is a little bit wild and out of control.”
The spotlight began to shine on Dellavedova during the playoffs after his plays were called into question. It didn’t help that Korver had to have surgery on his ankle. “He’s as dirty as they come,” a Western Conference coach said. “When you’re hurting people, that is not OK.” “He was kind of dirty in the playoffs, for sure,” an East coach said. “He broke Kyle Korver’s leg. He held Taj Gibson with his legs and Al Horford’s legs and got them kicked out the games because they retaliated against him.”
Barnes is known for his hard-nosed play and for fouling hard instead of giving up a layup. “He just does stuff to be doing stuff,” a West assistant coach said. “He fouls real hard, is the first one to want to fight, grabs and holds. He does dirty stuff to me.” Ibaka earned his reputation after punching Clippers forward Blake Griffin in the groin and bloodying his nose with an elbow. “Ibaka is the dirtiest player to me because of the stuff he did to Blake,” a West player said. “He thinks he’s tough. He ain’t tough at all.”