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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: $22,471,911
Adams doesn’t seem bothered by the expectations of being a $100 million dollar man in the middle of the Thunder’s starting lineup, but Year 5 for him in Oklahoma City will have a different feel. “There’s much bigger things we have to do and worry about other than ‘oh I’m getting paid this much, I have to shoot this much,’ or whatever it is,” Adams said when asked if his increased salary factors into his personal expectations. “Everyone’s goal is the main goal. You have to make any sort of sacrifice, anything you have to do for the team. “I might be wrong, mate, but that’s pretty much my mindset.”
Adams, back in New Zealand for his just completed kids’ coaching camps and a looming Friday charity golf event in his name, was asked about the curious George addition (OKC have him for a year before he becomes a free agent), and his response was pure Steven Adams. “It should be good, man,” he told the assembled media at his Auckland coaching camp. “The front office does a good job of not bringing in … (a less than complimentary term beginning with D is proffered) … I’m not going to use that word. But along the lines of that. “They bring in really good people who fit well into the locker-room because all that matters, because you could bring in a really good player, but if they screw up the locker-room you’ll still lose games. And the whole point is winning games.
And on whether he now slides into a more natural third-wheel role behind George and Westbrook, rather than last season’s scenario when he often found himself the secondary offensive option: “Sure. I have no idea. The coach will put us in positions that work to our strengths. It depends on what the defence is doing. I’ll still be doing the same things. “It’s just some more challenges, man, I’ve got to learn and get better at.”