Basketball: Steven Adams makes strong start to season

On a day where Steven Adams is reportedly closing in on a huge NBA contract, the Kiwi centre has proven his worth. Photo / AP.
On a day where Steven Adams is reportedly closing in on a huge NBA contract, the Kiwi centre has proven his worth. Photo / AP.

On a day where Steven Adams is reportedly closing in on a huge NBA contract, the Kiwi centre has proven his worth.

Adams has mixed 14 points with 12 rebounds, three steals and two blocks in Oklahoma City Thunder's 113-96 win over the Los Angeles Lakers.

Leading NBA journalist Adrian Wojnarowski reports the Thunder is willing to offer Adams a rookie contract extension in the region of 100 million US dollars.

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It would make Adams one of the highest paid centres in the league.

The deadline for the two parties to agree terms is tomorrow, otherwise Adams will become a restricted free agent at the end of the season.

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