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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

Steven Adams taking summer off

As New Zealand’s national program prepares to lock horns with the Australian Boomers in a two-game Olympic qualification series, Steven Adams’ agency has addressed his status for the pivotal FIBA Oceania Championships. “Due to scheduling conflicts over the coming months and Steven’s focus on being ready for the start of the 2015-16 regular season, Steven would not have been able to join the national team until very late in their tour,” explained Adams’ management, Wasserman Media Group. “Because he does not think it is the right thing to join the team so late in the process he will not be participating with the New Zealand national team in the Oceania series.
via Sportal
Steven Adams was an expected absentee as the Tall Blacks’ trialists gathered in Auckland to start the build-up to the Oceania Olympic basketball qualifier against Australia. But coach Paul Henare remains optimistic the Oklahoma City Thunder (OKC) centre will be there for the home-and-away series in August, when the winners get direct entry to Rio next year. “He wants to play – there’s no doubt about that,” Henare said on Wednesday. “It all comes down to what his management and the OKC management think is best for him.”
via SBS