Monday, May 23, 2016

How Many Shades Of Graeae??

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as New Zealand rep. Steven Adams has brought terminology to The Case of Library Cultures,
the books of Picture to that school of excuse as the certificate??,
is it From or Too the base sick Bearing of Compass done Won by One Center Piece??,

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the clock to hands on Time for the browse of Americans just sitting on the,
news.paper blink to eye lash rink,
these are the days of thunder on the chores of a Warriors skill to maintain the calm,
width of Sport to language port New Zealand is a Flagging shackle!!

The mirror fact that the Press did not shock is indicative of torture to the Human Californian,
out West on the Coast of such hour to the fax of what is a roar,
traveling the score board to say that its just a sorted file to carrying forward with ease,
making and taking the games of what is more to fax.

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say that the pitch were Tar from a dye.know.soar of class opera,
the job in this country R.I.P. would be the enticing writ to a bet.Toll,
yet for the shame.Mean note this on the Call.Edge Education of graduation to the bell.lo,
being of calm to the twister in each of the Warriors gut had to have had in.fluid,
now on that this Entire Country gambled the done on the done as done to done in only of Ven.Ewe!!

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simply speaking,
for the wisdom of pride to be of the greatest saying,
as on stage for the first time it is said to picture the audience in their underwear,
now that being said just know,
Adams is a knee.and.dure.Thall.

Frost to glacier ice Melted by only what brought learn to the Warriors,
for compassion for the ignorance that it is 2016 and not borrow Time to Ages air-eh,
the California coast will gather what is not a strike,
for in the perhaps of what would be rather telling I 'X'.it to recognition and bees' milk,
keen would be to grand of the Valleys' Moon to brought envelope past a good shift or that cent of Meant.Id.

To evidence off the channel of short ABC, NBC and ABC,
the Temples of Mass Church.Chin to what is more Clued,
for New Zealand has a dial and Street address,
what is a plain Tick.Kit to allow that Country to Know the Silk Trades have Had Torque,
should the value of hour known not be say.cred to the ore than The Elephant must measure its cooler talks,
caught on-live Television makes the Mart.Tours what in the Hand.dull on The law??,
a bench.

Steven Adams

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This article is about the basketball player. For other uses, see Stephen Adams (disambiguation).
Steven Adams

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No. 12 – Oklahoma City Thunder
Personal information
Born20 July 1993 (age 22)
Rotorua, New Zealand
NationalityNew Zealand
Listed height7 ft 0 in (2.13 m)
Listed weight255 lb (116 kg)
Career information
High schoolRotorua Lakes
(Rotorua, New Zealand)
Scots College
(WellingtonNew Zealand)
Notre Dame Prep
(Fitchburg, Massachusetts)
CollegePittsburgh (2012–2013)
NBA draft2013 / Round: 1 / Pick: 12th overall
Selected by the Oklahoma City Thunder
Playing career2011–present
Career history
2011Wellington Saints (New Zealand)
2013–presentOklahoma City Thunder
Career highlights and awards
Stats at
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Steven Funaki Adams (born 20 July 1993)[1] is a New Zealand professional basketball player for the Oklahoma City Thunder of the National Basketball Association (NBA). After playing college basketball for the Pittsburgh Panthers, he was labelled a top international prospect for the NBA.[2] Adams was selected by the Thunder with the 12th overall pick in the 2013 NBA draft.

Early life[edit]

Adams' mother is Tongan, and his father Sid, was British, who settled in New Zealand after serving in the Royal Navy. Adams is the youngest of Sid's 18 children with five different women. His siblings and half-siblings are notable for their exceptional size and athletic prowess; his brothers average 2.06m (6'9") and his sisters average 1.83m (6'0").[3] His sister Valerie Adamsis a double Olympic gold medalist and four-time world champion shot-putter,[3] and brother Sid Adams, Jr is a NZNBLplayer.[4]
Adams has identified his father's death in 2006 as one of the defining events of his life. In a 2012 interview, Adams recalled:
When I lost my dad, that was a big hit for me. I didn't have that parental guidance, and I kind of took advantage of it because I was a stupid idiot. I decided not to go to school a couple of times, go when I felt like it. I always lied to my brothers and sisters. They'd ask: 'Are you going to school?' I'd say 'yeah'. They eventually found out.[3]
One of his brothers, Warren, stepped in to fill the gap, rescuing him from the streets of Rotorua and brought him toWellington to live with him.[5] Warren placed him in a local basketball academy, and the head of the academy arranged for him to attend Scots College. Although some commentators in New Zealand believed Adams would not qualify to play forcollege basketball, he did well enough to qualify academically to play in the NCAA.[3]

High school career[edit]

Much like his sister, Adams was a gifted shot-putter in high school. He made it to the nationals before being beaten by Jacko Gill.[6] After graduating from Scots College in December 2011, Adams enrolled at Notre Dame Preparatory School, a well-known basketball prep school in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, for one semester.[3] He was rated as the number 6 player in theESPNU 100 class of 2012.[7]
NameHome townHigh school / collegeHeightWeightCommit date
Steven Adams
Rotorua, New ZealandNotre Dame Preparatory School7 ft 0 in (2.13 m)250 lb (110 kg)May 7, 2010 
Scout:5/5 stars   Rivals:5/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 97

College career[edit]

Adams attended the University of Pittsburgh in 2012–13 where he made the Big East All-Rookie Team. During his freshman season, he averaged 7.2 points on 57.1% field goal shooting, 6.3 rebounds and 2.0 blocks in 23.4 minutes per game. His field goal percentage ranked 1st, blocks 2nd and rebounds 6th amongst first year players in Pittsburgh's history.
On 2 April 2013, he declared for the NBA draft, forgoing his final three years of college eligibility.[8][9]

College statistics[edit]


Professional career[edit]

New Zealand (2011)[edit]

Adams playing in an intercity basketball game in Wellington, New Zealand
In February 2011, Adams signed with the Wellington Saints for the 2011 New Zealand NBL season.[10][11] He went on to garner Rookie of the Year honours and helped Wellington win the NBL championship.

NBA draft[edit]

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. He also became the first player out of Pittsburgh to be selected in the first round since 1999 when Vonteego Cummings was selected by the Indiana Pacers with the 26th overall pick.[12]

Oklahoma City Thunder (2013–present)[edit]

Adams (right) and Kevin Séraphin of the Washington Wizards in 2014
On 12 July 2013, Adams signed his rookie scale contract with the Thunder.[13] That same day, he helped the Thunder become the first-ever champions of the Orlando Summer League with an 85–77 win over the Houston Rockets.[14] On 8 November 2013, he recorded his first career double-double with 17 points and 10 rebounds in a 119–110 win over the Detroit Pistons.[15] At the conclusion of the 2013–14 season, Adams earned NBA All-Rookie second team honours.[16]
In July 2014, Adams re-joined the Thunder for the 2014 NBA Summer League.[17] On 22 October 2014, the Thunder exercised their third-year team option on Adams' rookie scale contract, extending the contract through the 2015–16 season.[18]
On 16 November 2014, Adams recorded a career-high six blocks in a 69–65 loss to the Houston Rockets.[19] On 25 December 2014, he recorded 16 points and a then career-high 15 rebounds in a 114–106 win over the San Antonio Spurs.[20] On 21 January 2015, he recorded a career-high 20 rebounds in a 105–103 overtime win over the Washington Wizards.[21] On 9 February 2015, he was ruled out for three weeks after undergoing surgery to repair a broken ring finger on his right hand.[22][23] He returned to action on 8 March after missing eight games.[24]
On 23 October 2015, the Thunder exercised their fourth-year team option on Adams' rookie scale contract, extending the contract through the 2016–17 season.[25] On 10 January 2016, he tied his career high of 17 points in a loss to the Portland Trail Blazers. He also grabbed a team-high 10 rebounds for his third double-double of the season.[26] On 12 April 2016, he had another 17-point game in a loss to the San Antonio Spurs.[27][28] The Thunder finished the regular season as the third seed in the Western Conference with a 55–27 record. In the first round of the playoffs, the Thunder faced the sixth-seeded Dallas Mavericks, and in a Game 5 series-clinching win, Adams scored a playoff career-high 15 points. He also recorded just his second career playoff double-double with 10 rebounds.[29]

NBA career statistics[edit]

  GPGames played  GS Games started MPG Minutes per game
 FG% Field goal percentage 3P% 3-point field goal percentage FT% Free throw percentage
 RPG Rebounds per game APG Assists per game SPG Steals per game
 BPG Blocks per game PPG Points per game Bold Career high

Regular season[edit]

2013–14Oklahoma City812014.8.503.000.5814.
2014–15Oklahoma City706725.3.544.000.5027.
2015–16Oklahoma City808025.2.613.000.5826.


2014Oklahoma City18018.4.689.000.3484.

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