HoopsHype Steven Adams rumors

August 13, 2013 Updates

Adams will also make an announcement on his international availability for the Tall Blacks and it doesn't take a rocket scientist to work out that the news should be positive. In June Adams became the first Kiwi to be picked in the first round of the NBA draft when the Thunder selected him at No 12. He is unavailable for the Tall Blacks' series against Australia but is taking a short break from training in Oklahoma to make a string of appearances in New Zealand. Stuff.co.nz

July 18, 2013 Updates

Hopes of Steven Adams pulling on a Tall Blacks singlet against Australia next month have been dashed with the Oklahoma City Thunder saying he will remain in the United States to continue his NBA education. Basketball New Zealand had raised some optimism after declaring they were willing to stump up the $25,000-plus to cover Adams' insurance costs. The Tall Blacks play Australia in a home-and-away series which opens on the North Shore on August 14. But a Thunder spokesman told The Dominion Post that: "Steven will remain in the States to continue his training here during that time." TVNZ

July 14, 2013 Updates

When the ball is thrown up and it's time for business, it's hard to tell that Steven Adams is still two weeks shy of his 20th birthday. You also wouldn't imagine how laid back he is off the court. Food is one of his biggest fetishes. “He loves food,” said Liggins. “He goes crazy about food. Any food. He wants food.” Less than three minutes after Liggins revealed that information, Adams walked around the corner with a plate piled high with food. He was the only Thunder player to emerge from the locker room with a plate. “Food is amazing,” Adams said. “I love food. It's good. It's from my family, I guess. My family is quite big and we all eat a ton so I think that's where it came from.” Oklahoman

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