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How good can he be?

How good do you guys think Steven Adams could be?

7 years from now:

Will he still be in the league?

What will his stats be?

Would he have made any All-NBA Teams?

Will he be a bust?

Will he be an All-Star?

I personally can't project where he will be in 7 years, it is too hard to tell. His ceiling is so high, but yet he could be a bust. I think he will be an interesting rookie to follow throughout the season.

But what things for sure, he has the body and frame to be a dominant center in the league.

http://static2.stuff.co.nz/1376121237/476/9027476.jpg - Take a look.


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How good do you guys think

How good do you guys think Steven Adams could be? COULD is the key word, but I think he could be an elite rim protector and glass cleaner with an adequate offensive game. I think his ceiling is a 15 ppg 13 rpg 3 bpg player

7 years from now:

Will he still be in the league? Yes, even if he doesn't reach his full potential. Even Darko has 10 seasons under his belt, size usually finds a roster spot.

What will his stats be? He'd be 26 or 27, which is usually when guys are in their primes. 13.6 ppg 11.4 rpg 2.8 bpg 60/0/059

Would he have made any All-NBA Teams? No

Will he be a bust? No

Will he be an All-Star? No, but a guy who could demand a lot of money on the free agent market and a good NBA center.

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He along with Oden are my

He along with Oden are my favorite centers, so I hope that in 7 years he will be an elite rebounder and a quality starting center in the league.

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i think hes gonna suck..noone

i think hes gonna suck..noone will be taling about him in a year from now

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I think he is anderson

I think he is anderson varejao with the potential to have a 15 foot jump shot and more athletic. Which is a 13pts 11 rbds 1 to 2 blocks a game. I dont know if he will ever develop the low post game that the thunder are looking for from a big man.

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What I like most about him is

What I like most about him is his personality. He is confident, honest and shows some sense of humor in his interviews without beeing a clown or beeing cocky. The Thunder ALWAYS picked young guns with good attitudes and who are good teammates and willing to work. He for sure was a major reach for the Thunder as they easily could have picked someone like Olynyk who might have been a safer bet, more efficient and skilled scorer but to me the Thunder did right picking Adams. He won't contribute right away but who really thinks any other player OKC could have picked would play more than 15 minutes next year? I don't know if he even cracks the rotation next year but he is a workhorse and has I wouldn't be surprised to see him beeing OKCs version of Kanter entering his 3rd year.

One thing I'm absolutely sure about is you won't see any Cousins or Beasley kind of behavior from him. He is a really good character and should be someone who has a great motor what alone makes him a good pick. At worst he is the true center version of Nick Collison and this is enough for me.

I see him averaging nearly double in his 3rd year beeing a leader and very good teammate.

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Agreed. I've watched a few

Agreed. I've watched a few interviews with him and he seems like a good kid, very positive. He understands that he has a lot of work to do, and is really looking long term, which is exactly what the thunder want. He's not going to be a guy who's going to lose confidence by spending his first few years not really seeing the floor and having multiple trips to the D-League. The Thunder did a great job at developing Ibaka, and he's going to learn a lot from Perk and Collison. Raw young bigs often don't pan out, but if I had to put my money on one it would definitely be him.

I can see him averaging close to a double-double in 4 years, maybe have a few seasons of around 14/11/2

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Low double double with very

Low double double with very good defense in his prime. Likely will never be a go-to option, but not a liability on that end either as his touch, passing and o-rebounding are good.
I see him as being a combo of T.Chandler and Asik in his prime, with the defensive fundamentals and strength of Asik, the mobility and ability to change ends of Chandler. His progress in his mid-range jump shooting this early is a very good sign that he can even be slightly better offensively than those guys.

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Best case scenario, he is an

Best case scenario, he is an elite rebounder and rim protector, not really a go to option on offense, but solid mid range jumper and can get garbage buckets. Worst case he is a decent back up big, ala Kosta Kofous, providing fouls, rim protection and boards in 10-20 minutes a night.

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I personally like Adams, he

I personally like Adams, he plays big and physical and although he is young and inexperienced I think he can be pretty good, in 7 yrs I can see him being a top 10 center in the league, maybe not an All Star but close and maybe even close enough to get into an All Star game if some of the centers ahead of him were to get injured.

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I think he's gonna be a bust

I think he's gonna be a bust just like former thunder lottery pick Cole Aldrich.

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Could you please give us an

Could you please give us an indication why you think this way? Most of they guys here try to explain why they think their way.

He is very talented, comes from a family where others have been or where is brothers and sisters do pro sports and he already has a proper NBA body standing 7 feet tall WITHOUT having any sort of a track record with injuries a la Len, Noel or even Bennet. He knows his limitations and is a smart kid. Maybe he won't pan out as well as he could but this wouldn't for sure be because of a lack of work ethik or because of the inability to use his brain like Cousins.

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