NBA player Adams signs long-term extension with Grizzlies
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NBA player Adams signs long-term extension with Grizzlies

Before the 2022-2023 NBA season is about to start, the Memphis Grizzlies officially announced today that 29-year-old center Stephen Adams has signed a multi-year contract extension to play for the Grizzlies for a long time.

Adams has spent nine seasons of his NBA career, having played seven seasons with the Oklahoma City Thunder since being selected by the Oklahoma City Thunder with the 12th overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft. Adams was included in a 4-team trade to the New Orleans Pelicans until the 2020 offseason.

In his brief season with the Pelicans, he appeared in 58 regular-season games and averaged 7.6 points, 8.9 rebounds, 1.9 assists, 0.9 steals and 0.7 blocks per 27.7 minutes per game while shooting 61.4 percent overall. . At the same time, Adams also created a team record and an NBA record with a total of 349 offensive rebounds.

In addition, Adams has an admirable feature on the court, that is, he is a rare active player in the NBA who holds a profound basketball professional ethics. His every move on the field can reflect his professional character, often protecting teammates and opponents from injury on the field.

When he is attacking, he believes that scoring goals is secondary, and the first is to protect any player including opponents. During the game, he will also give up scoring opportunities in times of crisis, and in time hold the opponent who collided head-on on the inside to prevent him from laying up, so as to prevent him from falling from a height. His opponents such as Draymond Green, Kevin Durant, Anthony Davis and other players are all taken care of by the 2.11-meter-tall enemy Adams,

Although Adams has only played for the Grizzlies for one season, he was outstanding last season, averaging 6.9 points, 10 rebounds, 3.4 assists, 0.9 steals and 0.8 blocks per 26.3 minutes in 76 games. . At the same time, Adams is also a core figure in consolidating the unity of the organization. When a teammate is injured, he will call a timeout in time and call the medical team to come to the stage to check the injury, and let the teammate receive treatment as soon as possible.

When Grizzlies players got into disputes with other teams last season, Adams has always been the team’s peacemaker. He protected his teammates from conflicts with opponents, and hugged opponents and his teammates to avoid physical conflicts. However, the opponent will not attack Adams when he is picked up, because everyone knows Adams’ intention. He is a veteran with good balls.

The Grizzlies decided to renew Adams’ contract based on Adams’ quality and his contributions to a strong 56-win season for the Grizzlies last season, while Chakray, general manager and executive vice president of basketball operations for the Grizzlies Kleiman also showed solidarity at the core of the team, acknowledging the maximum role of the character Adams.

At present, the Grizzlies have announced and Adams signed a long-term contract extension, but the specific terms of the agreement have not been disclosed. For more information about NBA events and news, please click on our website 77577SPORT to browse the latest sports information, and you can also like on the homepage to give great support to this platform, thank you for watching!


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