The Oklahoma City Thunder will likely have their leading big man return to the floor Tuesday night.
Steven Adams is available for the Thunder’s road game against the Indiana Pacers, per Maddie Lee of The Oklahoman. Per Lee, coach Billy Donovan will release the starters near game time, which is set for 7 p.m. EST.
If Adams plays Tuesday, he would bring his ability to work around the rim well and grab rebounds. Adams is the Thunder’s top rebounder, and he ranks 15th in the NBA for rebounds per game (10.1). He would be going up against another top-tier rebounder in Domantas Sabonis, who ranks sixth in the league for rebounds (13.0).
Along with his rebounding, Adams also contributes in moving the ball. The Thunder average 21.8 assists a game, and Adams ranks fourth on the team in assists; he’s averaging a career-high 2.0 assists in seven games.