Steven Adams didn’t take a huge step forward last regular season, averaging 8.0 points and 6.7 rebounds per game in 80 games, but his playoffs were a revelation. Adams proved he could log big minutes while holding down the fort on defense in the playoffs, averaging 10.1 points and 9.5 rebounds in 30.7 minutes per game as the Thunder made a run to the conference finals. The question moving forward is whether the Thunder will be willing to give him those kind of minutes in the regular season. With Enes Kanter around and needed for his offense, we might be looking at a very similar role for Adams, unfortunately, however there is certainly room for him to break out. Adams should be viewed as a fringe Fantasy starter, with room to grow, so consider targeting him in the second half of your drafts.
Source: CBS Sports Headlines / 2016 Outlook: Steven Adams