Adams, Roberson should benefit from OK star trio
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – Oklahoma City’s new super trio of Russell Westbrook, Paul George, and Carmelo Anthony will draw attention from two of the Thunder’s most rapidly improving players.
Starters Steven Adams and Andre Roberson should have more room to operate while opponents try to stop three of the league’s top offensive threats.
“Regardless it’s going to open up a lot of things,’’ said Adams, a 7-foot center.
Adams has already has established himself as one of the league’s most effective players around the rim. Last season, he posted career highs of 11.3 points and 7.7 rebounds per game and ranked seventh in the NBA in fieldgoal percentage at 57.1 percent.
“Steven Adams is a monster,’’ Anthony said. “He’s a monster like somebody from the `Game of Thrones’ or something. I love him. First day, his energy, what he brings to the game, to the court, to his teammates _ his energy is incredible.’’
Roberson was a second-team alldefense selection last season, but he has shown flashes of potential on offense and is an excellent rebounder. Last season, he averaged career highs of 6.6 points and 5.1 rebounds per game while shooting 46.4 percent from the field.