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Steven Adams

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Center Age: 28-14d Exp: 8 Years
Drafted: Round 1 (#12 overall), 2013 College: Pittsburgh Agent(s): Darren Matsubara (Wasserman)

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  • Current Contract

    Steven Adams signed a 2 year / $35,000,000 contract with the New Orleans Pelicans, including $35,000,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $17,500,000. In 2021-22, Adams will earn a base salary of $17,073,171, while carrying a cap hit of $17,073,171 and a dead cap value of $17,073,171.

    Contract: 2 yr(s) / $35,000,000
    Signing Bonus: -
    Average Salary: $17,500,000
    Signed Using:
    Free Agent: 2023 / UFA
    Year   Age Base Salary Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2021-22 Contract details by year 28 $17,073,171 $17,073,171 $17,073,171 $17,073,171($17,073,171)
    2022-23 Contract details by year 29 $17,926,829 $17,926,829 $17,926,829 $17,926,829($35,000,000)
    2023 Free Agent Year 30 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    Sources: NBA contract specifics generally collected from media releases as well as multiple media outlets. .

    Previous Contracts

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    2020-2020Retained

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $2,064,606
    Signing Bonus: -
    Avg Salary: $2,064,606

    2017-2020

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $100,000,000
    Signing Bonus: -
    Avg Salary: $25,000,000
    Signed Using: Bird
    Free Agent: 0 /

    2013-2016Entry Level

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $9,695,397
    Signing Bonus: -
    Avg Salary: $2,423,849
    Signed Using: Rookie
    Free Agent: 0 /
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    A look at the calculated cash earnings for Steven Adams, including any upcoming years.

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Trade Kicker Total Cash
    2013-14 Player Cash Earnings $2,090,880 - - - $2,090,880
    2014-15 Player Cash Earnings $2,184,960 - - - $2,184,960
    2015-16 Player Cash Earnings $2,279,040 - - - $2,279,040
    2016-17 Player Cash Earnings $3,140,517 - - - $3,140,517
    2017-18 Player Cash Earnings $22,471,910 - - - $22,471,910
    2018-19 Player Cash Earnings $24,157,303 - - - $24,157,303
    2019-20* Player Cash Earnings $24,227,528 - - - $24,227,528
    2020-21 Player Cash Earnings $27,528,088 - - - $27,528,088
    2020-21 Player Cash Earnings - - - $2,064,606 $2,064,606
    2021-22 Player Cash Earnings $17,073,171 - - - $17,073,171
    Est. Earnings
    (9 seasons)
    $125,153,397 - - $2,064,606 $127,218,003
    2022-23 Player Cash Earnings $17,926,829 - - - $17,926,829
    $143,080,226 - - - $145,144,832
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Incentive Trade Kicker Total Cash
    8 seasons Player Cash Earnings $80,552,138 - - $2,064,606 $82,616,744
    2 seasons Player Cash Earnings $44,601,259 - - - $44,601,259

    * earnings may include deduction of original cashed earned due to shortened season

  • Transactions

    Jul 26 2021Traded to Memphis (MEM) from New Orleans (NOP) with Eric Bledsoe , 2022 1st round pick [top-10 protected (LAL pick)] , [will become official in new league year], 2021 1st round pick (#10) and 2021 2nd round pick (#40) for Jonas Valanciunas, 2021 1st round pick (#17 Trey Murphy III) and 2021 2nd round pick (#51)
    Feb 9 2021Fined $2,000 for technical foul during HOU-NOP game
    Jan 21 2021Fined $2,000 for technical foul during NOP-UTH game
    Jan 15 2021Fined $2,000 for technical foul during NOP-LAL game
    Nov 24 2020Signed a 2 year $35 million contract extension with New Orleans (NOP)
    Nov 24 2020Traded to New Orleans (NOP) from Oklahoma City (OKC) as part of a 4-team trade: Denver (DEN) traded 2023 1st round pick to Oklahoma City (OKC); Milwaukee (MIL) traded RJ Hampton to Denver (DEN); Milwaukee (MIL) traded George Hill to Oklahoma City (OKC); Milwaukee (MIL) traded 2027 1st round pick, 2025 1st round pick and Eric Bledsoe to New Orleans (NOP); New Orleans (NOP) traded Jrue Holiday and Sam Merrill to Milwaukee (MIL); New Orleans (NOP) traded Kenrich Williams, Joshia Gray, 2024 2nd round pick, 2023 2nd round pick, Darius Miller and Zylan Cheatham to Oklahoma City (OKC)
    Aug 1 2020Fined $2,000 for technical foul during UTH-OKC game
    Dec 20 2019Fined $2,000 for technical foul during PHX-OKC game
    Mar 14 2019Fined $2,000 for technical foul during OKC-IND game
    Nov 19 2018Fined $2,000 for technical foul during OKC-SAC game
    Apr 25 2018Fined $2,000 for technical foul during UTH-OKC game (playoff)
    Apr 23 2018Fined $2,000 for technical foul during OKC-UTH game (playoff)
    Apr 3 2018Fined $3,000 for technical foul during GSW-OKC game
    Feb 4 2018Fined $3,000 for technical foul during LAL-OKC game
    Jan 30 2018Fined $3,000 for technical foul during OKC-WAS game
    Jan 27 2018Fined $2,000 for technical foul during OKC-DET game
    Jan 25 2018Fined $2,000 for technical foul during WAS-OKC game
    Oct 31 2017Fined $2,000 for technical foul during OKC-MIL game
    Oct 21 2017Fined $2,000 for technical foul during OKC-UTH game
    Mar 9 2017Fined $2,000 for technical foul during SAS-OKC game
    Mar 2 2017Fined $2,000 for technical foul during OKC-POR game
    Feb 26 2017Fined $2,000 for technical foul during NOP-OKC game
    Nov 18 2016Fined $2,000 for technical foul during BKN-OKC game
    Nov 9 2016Fined $2,000 for technical foul during TOR-OKC game
    Oct 31 2016Signed a 4 year $100 million contract extension with Oklahoma City (OKC)
    Apr 21 2016Fined $2,000 for technical foul during OKC-DAL game (playoff)
    Feb 1 2016Fined $2,000 for technical foul during WAS-OKC game
    Dec 31 2015Fined $2,000 for technical foul during PHX-OKC game
    Oct 23 2015Oklahoma City (OKC) exercised $3.14 million option for 2016-2017
    Mar 18 2015Fined $2,000 for technical foul during BOS-OKC game
    Feb 6 2015Fined $2,000 for technical foul during NOP-OKC game
    Dec 23 2014Fined $2,000 for technical foul during POR-OKC game
    Dec 11 2014Fined $2,000 for technical foul during CLE-OKC game
    Oct 22 2014Oklahoma City (OKC) exercised $2.28 million option for 2015-2016
    May 7 2014Fined $2,000 for technical foul during LAC-OKC game (playoff)
    May 3 2014Fined $2,000 for technical foul during MEM-OKC game (playoff)
    Nov 6 2013Fined $2,000 for technical foul during DAL-OKC game
    Jul 12 2013Signed a 2 year $4.28 million contract with Oklahoma City (OKC)
    Jun 27 2013Drafted by Oklahoma City (OKC): Round 1 (#12 overall)
  • Fines & Suspensions

    A look at the reported fines & suspensions for Steven Adams, and the financial implications.

    Date Team Category Games Susp. Forfeited Reason
    02/09/2021 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during HOU-NOP game
    01/21/2021 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during NOP-UTH game
    01/15/2021 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during NOP-LAL game
    08/01/2020 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during UTH-OKC game
    12/20/2019 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during PHX-OKC game
    03/14/2019 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during OKC-IND game
    11/19/2018 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during OKC-SAC game
    04/25/2018 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during UTH-OKC game (playoff)
    04/23/2018 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during OKC-UTH game (playoff)
    04/03/2018 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $3,000 for technical foul during GSW-OKC game
    02/04/2018 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $3,000 for technical foul during LAL-OKC game
    01/30/2018 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $3,000 for technical foul during OKC-WAS game
    01/27/2018 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $3,000 for technical foul during OKC-DET game
    01/25/2018 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during WAS-OKC game
    12/07/2017 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during OKC-BKN game
    10/31/2017 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during OKC-MIL game
    10/21/2017 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during OKC-UTH game
    03/09/2017 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during SAS-OKC game
    03/02/2017 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during OKC-POR game
    02/26/2017 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during NOP-OKC game
    11/18/2016 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during BKN-OKC game
    11/09/2016 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during TOR-OKC game
    04/21/2016 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during OKC-DAL game (playoff)
    02/01/2016 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during WAS-OKC game
    12/31/2015 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during PHX-OKC game
    03/18/2015 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during BOS-OKC game
    02/06/2015 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during NOP-OKC game
    12/23/2014 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during POR-OKC game
    12/11/2014 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during CLE-OKC game
    05/07/2014 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during LAC-OKC game (playoff)
    05/03/2014 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during MEM-OKC game (playoff)
    11/06/2013 Player contract details by year Technical Foul $2,000 for technical foul during DAL-OKC game
    - $68,000
  • Statistics

    Season Team Games MPG FG% 3PT% FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PT Prod Pts
    2020 NO 58 1604 0.614 0.000 0.444 3.67 5.19 8.86 1.91 0.93 0.66 1.36 7.55 22.87
    2019 OKC 63 1680 0.592 0.333 0.582 3.29 5.97 9.25 2.32 0.81 1.06 1.49 10.86 27.69
    2018 OKC 80 2669 0.595 0.000 0.500 4.89 4.61 9.50 1.55 1.46 0.95 1.69 13.85 30.71
    2017 OKC 76 2486 0.629 0.000 0.559 5.05 3.96 9.01 1.16 1.21 1.03 1.68 13.89 29.24
    2016 OKC 80 2389 0.572 0.000 0.611 3.53 4.13 7.65 1.08 1.09 0.99 1.84 11.31 24.42
    2015 OKC 80 2014 0.613 0.000 0.582 2.73 3.91 6.64 0.76 0.53 1.11 1.05 7.95 19.28
    2014 OKC 70 1770 0.544 0.000 0.502 2.84 4.63 7.47 0.94 0.54 1.23 1.41 7.67 20.18
    2013 OKC 80 1170 0.508 0.000 0.575 1.74 2.33 4.06 0.54 0.45 0.69 0.86 3.26 10.36
    Totals 587 26.89 0.591 0.071 0.548 3.46 4.26 7.72 1.24 0.88 0.97 1.42 9.58 22.98