The Oklahoma City Thunder, despite being one of the NBA’s best teams, managed to get a hold on the No. 12 overall pick in the 2013 NBA draft and used the high selection to add Steven Adams of Pittsburgh to the already insanely-talented roster.
Talk about the rich getting richer. You know the deal. The Thunder are already championship material thanks to a core that included two elite players in Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook.
Oklahoma City just got that much better.
Here’s NBA.com’s thoughts on Adams:
Adams was Pitt’s first Big East All-Rookie team selection since DeJuan Blair in 2007-08 after starting 32 of 32 games and leading the Panthers in rebounding and blocked shots. Adams didn’t show anything close to a polished low-post offensive game, but he did display a high motor and some prolific rebounding and shot-blocking ability. He grabbed 15 rebounds against Seton Hall and 14 each against DePaul and Duquesne. He blocked five shots against USF and posted four-block games against four other opponents, including Big East opponents Cincinnati and Marquette.
Adams is an insanely talented athlete who figures to give Kendrick Perkins a push at the center position or at least give the Thunder a very, very tough twin towers look in the middle of the court.
Perkins was not all that well known before blasting on to the scene at Pittsburgh. The 7-footer will make his presence felt in the NBA right away as he works with Durant and Westbrook to keep the Thunder on top.
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