• by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Thunder C Steven Adams: Will play in Friday's preseason game

    Thunder center Steven Adams (back) will play in Friday's preseason matchup with the Turkish club Fenerbahce Ulker, Anthony Slater of the Oklahoman reports.Adams sat out Wednesday preseason win over the Timberwolves, mostly from a precautionary standpoint. No word yet on if he will start Friday's game. If not, look for Enes Kanter to pick up his second straight start in Adams place.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Thunder C Steven Adams (back) sits out preseason game

    Thunder center Steven Adams (back) sat out Wednesday's preseason win over the Timberwolves, The Oklahoman reports.Adams participated in portions of Tuesday's practice and was present for Wednesday's shootaround, but the team opted to hold him out of the game to aid his recovery. Thunder coach Billy Donovan said the move was mostly precautionary, and there's hope that Adams will be able to return to the lineup Friday for the team's game against Turkish club Fenerbahce Ulker. Enes Kanter picked up the start at center Wednesday in place of Adams.

  • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

    Steven Adams will play for Thunder on Friday

    Thunder center Steven Adams will play in Friday's game at the Grizzlies, per the Oklahoman. Adams was a game-time decision with an elbow injury suffered in Wednesday's game. The Thunder are 5.5-point favorites on the road.

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Thunder C Steven Adams (ankle) will be a game-time decision Friday

    Thunder center Steven Adams was not able to practice Thursday and is considered a game-time decision for Friday's game at Memphis, reports The Oklahoman. Adams is dealing with an ankle injury, which he suffered near the end of Wednesday's contest.

  • by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer

    Thunder C Steven Adams likely to play Saturday

    Thunder center Steven Adams, who is dealing with an elbow injury, among other ailments, was a full participant practice Friday and expects to play in the team's game against the Jazz, per The Oklahoman. Adams said he was "banged up" but ready to play. He's averaging 7.8 points and 7.4 rebounds in 60 games.

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Thunder's Enes Kanter, Steven Adams set to start Sunday

    Thunder centers Enes Kanter (knee) and Steven Adams (hip) will start in the frontcourt for the team Sunday against the Bulls, The Oklahoman reports. The team will be without power forward Serge Ibaka (knee) and will counter his absence by initially using Kanter against center Joakim Noah and Adams against power forward Pau Gasol. Neither Adams nor Kanter were able to practice Saturday. The Thunder are 7 1/2-point favorites at home Sunday.

  • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

    Thunder's Adams, Ibaka, Kanter all miss practice on Saturday

    Thunder coach Scott Brooks told reporters that Serge Ibaka (knee soreness), Enes Kanter (knee contusion) and Steven Adams (hip bruise) all missed practice on Saturday, according to ESPN. Brooks added that the injuries aren't considered to be serious, and that they're all deemed as day to day moving forward. Oklahoma City will host the Bulls on Sunday.

  • by Brandon Wise | Staff Writer

    Thunder center Steven Adams to play Sunday

    Thunder cetner Steven Adams will make his return to the lineup Sunday against the Raptors, the team announced. Adams, who has missed nearly a month with a broken hand, will come off the bench for Oklahoma City as coach Scott Brooks wants to "integrate" him into the lineup. Adams is averaging 7.4 points and 7.0 rebounds in 50 games this season. The Thunder are currently 6-point favorites against Toronto.

  • by Brandon Wise | Staff Writer

    Thunder center Steven Adams nearing return to court

    Thunder center Steven Adams is getting closer to a return to action on the court after suffering a broken hand 11 games ago, reports The Oklahoman. "It was gone, so I just figured, oh, it's dislocated,"Adams said. "So I rushed off (the court) because it was grossing me out. As soon as the doctor saw it, he said 'Yeah, mate, that's broken.'" Coach Scott Brooks, who is expecting Adams to make his return Sunday, likes what he's seen from Adams on the defensive side of the court. "He's starting to use his athleticism with his defensive stance," Brooks said. "He's not as upright as he started off. I think that's kind of understandable. There's not that much pick-and-roll in the college game. But he's improved in that area. I like where he is right now."

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Thunder rule center Steven Adams (hand) out of Thursday's game

    Thunder center Steven Adams has been ruled out of Thursday's game at Chicago, reports The Oklahoman. Adams has not played since Feb. 8 after undergoing hand surgery, but coach Scott Brooks sounded optimistic that Adams would be available to play in Sunday's game against the Raptors. Center Enes Kanter has been starting in place of Adams. The Thunder are 1-point favorites.