Russell Westbrook: Steven Adams is already at an All Star level
Last season the Oklahoma City Thunder proved to be a valid championship contender not only because of their two all-stars, Russel Westbrook and Kevin Durant, but also from their enormous size and length. One of their major players who brought that and more to each game is starting center Steven Adams.
In a recent interview with Anthony Slater after signing his extension signing with the Thunder, Westbrook spoke about the all-star caliber that Steven Adams currently plays at.
Russell Westbrook said Steven Adams is already at an All-Star level pic.twitter.com/23WBVsfBtk
— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) August 5, 2016
Steven Adams was selected 12th overall by the Thunder in the 2013 NBA Draft. He has been a solid presence on the court for OKC ever since averaging 6.2ppg, 6.0rpg, and 1 block in his first three years in the league. In the postseason last year, Adams upped his production averaging 10.1ppg and 9.5rpg.
He also proved his durability to the team and the world by playing through the Western Conference Finals with some nagging ailments including a bloody nose, a sore right thumb and the infamous groin kick from Golden State Warriors power forward Draymond Green.
With the recent departure of Kevin Durant, the Thunder’s roster will all be in competition to become the new sidekick to superstar Russel Westbrook. With the continued growth of Steven Adams game, his chances are looking really good to do just that.