Pelicans Spend Big Money on Steven Adams

The New Orleans Pelicans will have a ton of fresh faces next season and one of them will be center, Steven Adams. The 27-year-old New Zealander was acquired in the Jrue Holiday trade that kept growing and the Pels signed him for a two year extension at $35 million.

Adams has yet to play a game in NOLA but their management team felt this was a priority for the club.  Adams spent the last seven seasons in Oklahoma City as a member of the Thunder and last season averaged 10.9 points and 9.3 rebounds per game.

The big-man will be relied on to set heavy screens for the likes of JJ Redick, and with the combination of him and Zion Williamson, the Pelicans front court could be a lot to handle for other teams. 

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