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Steven Adams
Steven Adams.jpg
Adams playing for the Thunder in 2017.
No. 12 – New Orleans Pelicans
Position: Center
Personal information
Full name: Steven Funaki Adams
Born: July 20, 1993 (1993-07-20) (age 28)
Rotorua, New Zealand
Nationality: New Zealand Flag.png New Zealand
Physical stats
Listed height: 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m)
Listed weight: 265 lbs (120 kg)
National Basketball Association career
Debut: 2013 for the Oklahoma City Thunder
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: 12th
Selected by the Oklahoma City Thunder
Playing career: 2011–present (10 years)
Career history
2011 Wellington Saints
20132020 Oklahoma City Thunder
2020-2021 New Orleans Pelicans
2021-present Memphis Grizzlies
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 Memphis Grizzlies of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Early life

Professional career

Oklahoma City Thunder (2013–2020)

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.

New Orleans Pelicans (2020-2021)

On 24 November 2020, Adams was traded to the New Orleans Pelicans. As part of the deal, he signed a two year, $35 million extension with the Pelicans.

Memphis Grizzlies (2021–present)

On August 7, 2021, Adams was traded to the Memphis Grizzlies.

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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