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Bleacher Report ranks Stevens Adams as the NBA’s 9th best center

Adams cracked the top ten, despite being less flashy than the rest of the list.

NBA: Preseason-Oklahoma City Thunder at Minnesota Timberwolves Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

Bleacher Report recently ranked their top 15 centers across the NBA, and Oklahoma City’s Steven Adams came in at No. 9 on the list.

BR highlighted Adams positive value and willingness to do the “dirty work” as key portions of the Kiwi’s game.

“Without his screen-setting excellence, put-back attempts and boxouts (but ceding rebounds to Russell Westbrook), the Thunder wouldn’t be nearly as successful on either end of the floor. ... The 25-year-old has shown flashes of offensive ability, to be clear. Oklahoma City just doesn’t have to lean upon him while Westbrook maintains astronomical usage rates and Paul George struts his stuff.”

This complimentary quote is in addition to some focus on his screen assists and defensive ability.

Check out the full list here.