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Steven Adams Status: “Will have a better idea tomorrow” Per Billy Donovan

Steven Adams Status: “Will have a better idea tomorrow” Per Billy Donovan

Today at Oklahoma City Thunder practice Billy Donovan revealed that Steven Adams, who missed last night’s game against the Phoenix Suns with calf soreness, was on the floor today but he was not sure of his status for Tuesday night.

Donovan explained that because of the Thunder’s upcoming schedule — LA Clippers on Tuesday in Oklahoma City followed by a road back-to-back Thursday and Friday — the team did no contact. Today was mainly about film and walking through some details.

“We obviously got a lot of games coming up in a short period of time,” Donovan said today. “So most of the things we did was kind of cleaning up and walking through. He was out there for all of that. We didn’t do any contact or any running, anything to that level. It would be hard for me to gauge where he’s at. He didn’t do anything and we didn’t do anything either.”

When asked about if this was something he was concerned about for Tuesday night’s game, Donovan reiterated that tomorrow will tell him more.

“I think we will have a much better idea tomorrow morning at shootaround,” Donovan said. “To see how he feels. Today was a lighter day for us. Watching film and walking through things on the court. He was able to do all those things. In terms of any contact, going up and down the court, he didn’t do any of that and we didn’t do any of that. So tomorrow at shootaround we will do more of that.”

Adams missed Sunday night’s win over the Suns with what the Thunder described as “calf soreness.” He was a late scratch from the lineup prior to the game. Donovan explained that he didn’t know until 42 minutes prior to tip that he wasn’t going to start.

Nerlens Noel started in place of Adams and finished with 20 points and 15 rebounds in the 117-110 Thunder win.

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Brady has covered the Oklahoma City Thunder since 2016. University of Oklahoma alum class of 2014. He has worked for the Franchise since April 2018. Co-Host of the OKC-82 Podcast. Member of the Basketball Insider's Show.

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