Thunder announce extensions for Oladipo, Adams

Nov 06, 2016, 02:26

Steven Adams, seen here dunking the ball against the Philadelphia 76ers, signs a contract extension with the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Westbrook and Adams go back-to back teaming up twice with swift interplay to put the Thunder in the lead against the 76ers.

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That said, if the Thunder do shell out this type of cash for Adams, then it will limit what the franchise is able to do next year in free agency.

"Steven, just being part of his development and seeing him progress previous year, clearly, I think everybody feels he is going to be one of the best centers in this league", Donovan said. In the playoffs last season, he showed the world what the Thunder had known for some time: Adams will do whatever the team asks of him.

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He does serious work in the post on both ends of the court, averaging 8.0 points, 6.7 rebounds and 1.1 blocks previous year. In three seasons, Adams is averaging 6.3 points and 6.0 rebounds per game. Prior to the 2013 draft, the Thunder attempted to trade for the Magic's No. 2 pick for the right to select Oladipo, according to Yahoo!

In fact, while contract negotiations were underway between Adams' agent and the Thunder, the center - a New Zealander who was the 12th draft pick in 2013 - was off the grid. Projecting Adams and Oladipo Barring these extensions, Ola. "And I would doubt very much that $21 million a year is going to change any outlook that he has".

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"The Thunder is getting a player who is not even scratching his prime yet but looks to be one of the best two-way centres in the National Basketball Association for years to come", he said. Two people familiar with the deals confirmed earlier Monday that both were four-year extensions, with Adams's deal worth $100 million and Oladipo's worth $84 million.

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