Steven Adams continues to draw praise in the NBA pre-season as he battles for a regular bench role.

The Kiwi centre scored 11 points yesterday, to go with seven rebounds and two steals in the Oklahoma City Thunder's 95-104 loss to the Chicago Bulls.

Adams has also been singled out by commentators in the process, for the touch he has shown on the court.

Steven Adams' 30 minutes of game time was even more than starting centre Kendrick Perkins.