2013 NBA Draft Scouting Report: Steven Adams





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2013 NBA Draft Scouting Report: Steven Adams


Position: Center

Size: 7-0, 250

School: Pittsburgh, Freshman


Strengths:
  • Size
  • Strength
  • NBA-ready body
  • Rebounding
  • Shot blocking
  • Solid athlete
  • Runs the floor well for his size
  • Mobility
  • Lateral quickness for a seven-footer
  • Passing ability for a big




  • Weaknesses:
  • Raw with his all-around offensive game (back-to-the-basket and face-up)
  • Doesn't have great touch around the rim
  • Free throw shooting
  • A project big man
  • Still learning the game from a basketball IQ standpoint
  • Plays too soft sometimes


  • Summary: Adams is nowhere near NBA ready, but because he has 17 siblings, his journey to the NBA was accelerated. Adams' size and mobility for a seven-footer will be attractive to NBA scouts who are willing to wait a couple years for his development. More than likely, he falls somewhere in the late teens to late first round depending on which team is willing to gamble on his potential.

    Player Comparison: Zaza Pachulia. Pachulia has put together a steady career as a backup NBA big man due to his size and effectiveness down low. Adams has more upside than Pachulia, but until Adams puts it all together, he projects to be a big body inside to take up space and occassionally show signs of life.







    RELATED LINKS:


    2013 NBA Mock Draft


    2014 NBA Mock Draft


    2013 NBA Draft Prospect Rankings


    2013 NBA Draft Scouting Reports








    Written by Paul Banks of the Washington Times, and David Kay of the The Sports Bank.
    Send Paul an e-mail here: paulb05 AT hotmail DOT com.
    All other e-mail, including advertising and link proposals, send to: wpc112@gmail.com




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