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Steven Adams
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No. 12 – Oklahoma City Thunder
Position Center
Personal information
Born Steven Funaki Adams
July 20, 1993 (1993-07-20) (age 26)
Roturua, New Zealand
Nationality New Zealand
Physical stats
Listed height 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m)
Listed weight 265 lbs (120 kg)
Career information
High School Rotorua Lakes
(Rotorua, New Zealand)
Scots College

(Wellington, New Zealand)
Notre Dame Prep
(Fitchburg, Massachusetts)

College Pittsburgh (2012–2013)
NBA Draft 2013 / Round: 1 / Pick: 12
Selected by the Oklahoma City Thunder
Playing career 2011–present (8 years)
Career history
2011 Wellington Saints
2013–present Oklahoma City Thunder
Career highlights and awards
  • NBA All-Rookie Second Team (2014)
  • NBL champion (2011)
  • NBL Rookie of the Year (2011)
  • Big East All-Rookie Team (2013)


Steven Funaki Adams (born 20 July 1993) is a New Zealand professional basketball player for the Oklahoma City Thunder of the NBA.


Early life

Professional career

Oklahoma City Thunder (2013–present)

On 27 June 2013, Adams was selected with the 12th overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft by the Oklahoma City Thunder, becoming the first New Zealander to be selected in the first round of an NBA draft.

Career statistics

Regular season

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2013–14 Oklahoma City 81 20 14.8 .503 .000 .581 4.1 .5 .5 .7 3.3
2014–15 Oklahoma City 70 67 25.3 .544 .000 .502 7.5 .9 .5 1.2 7.7
2015–16 Oklahoma City 80 80 25.2 .613 .000 .582 6.7 .8 .5 1.1 8.0
2016–17 Oklahoma City 80 80 29.9 .571 .000 .611 7.7 1.1 1.1 1.0 11.3
2017–18 Oklahoma City 76 76 32.7 .629 .000 .559 9.0 1.2 1.2 1.0 13.9
Career 387 323 25.5 .586 .000 .568 6.9 .9 .8 1.0 8.8

Playoffs

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2014 Oklahoma City 18 0 18.4 .689 .000 .348 4.1 .2 .1 1.3 3.9
2016 Oklahoma City 18 18 30.7 .613 .000 .630 9.5 .7 .5 .8 10.1
2017 Oklahoma City 5 5 31.4 .643 .000 .364 6.8 1.4 1.2 1.8 8.0
2018 Oklahoma City 6 6 33.4 .587 .000 .692 7.5 1.5 .7 .7 10.5
Career 47 29 26.4 .626 .000 .558 6.9 .7 .4 1.1 7.6
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