What Happened To Steven Adams?

What Happened To Steven Adams?

Steven Adams is highly regarded as one of the strongest players in the NBA. His brick wall screens are the best in the league. All the players in the league have a strong amount of respect for Adams and they certainly want him to be a part of their teams.

Since Adams has been in the Memphis Grizzlies, he has been improving in a lot of areas. His rebound numbers have gone up and most of all his playmaking has seen a huge rise compared to hi previous seasons. He fits well with the Grizzlies system and they certainly integrated with him well.

This season, the Grizzlies have secured the 2nd seed in the Western Conference. They have cleared the 1st round of the playoffs and are facing a Warriors team who have a lot of champion experience compared to them. Steven Adams will be huge complement to the Grizzlies and will provide defensive coverage. So the main question is, why isn’t Steven Adams playing?

Adams Weaknesses

The thing about Adams is that he is a bit slow and offense tries to take advantage of that when attacking the paint or shooting from the perimeter. Against the Minnesota Timberwolves and Golden State Warriors, the Grizzlies strategy is understandable considering how much those teams space the perimeter.

If this was the Adams from OKC, then the switch would have been justified. But this takes away the playmaking that he is been doing on the offensive end which the rest of the Grizzlies’ player thrive off of.

His contribution

Additionally, Adams forte is his ability to grab offensive boards which gives a lot of second chance opportunities to the Grizzlies. With the Warriors weak interior, Adams would bully while grabbing the rebounds. Ultimately, the Grizzlies shooters will have more confidence in taking the shots as they know they have a reliable rebounder underneath the basket.

It has been declared by the Grizzlies organization that Adams has entered health and safety protocols. The timing of the issue however does not make sense. It might be that the Grizzlies are trying to cover something which we do not know about. Or genuinely, he might be in an investigation.

The return of Steven Adams would provide a huge support for the Grizzlies as he would become the key factor in the series against the Warriors. On top of that his interior presence would let him take advantage of the board. The Grizzlies need him as soon as it can be.

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