Adams: With Durant gone, I might 'shoot some 3s'
Mark D. Smith / USA TODAY Sports

Though most Oklahoma City Thunder fans are likely still mourning the departure of Kevin Durant, one of Durant's former teammates is ready to step up and fill the void left by the All-World forward.

Fourth-year center Steven Adams, who broke out in a big way last season (particularly during the playoffs), may be looking to expand his offensive arsenal - though he says he'll wait for coach Billy Donovan to give him the green light.

"It isn't up to me whether I'm going to say 'Yo, I'm going to do this,'" Adams said at his training camp in New Zealand on Wednesday, according to Hussein Moses of The Wireless. "It's the coach's job to put us in the best position to succeed, not only individually but as a team. So I'm just waiting for his word … (I might) shoot some threes."

Adams is a banger, and the 3-point arc typically hasn't been his purview; he's attempted just two threes in his NBA career - both misses. But he's also proven himself a competent shooter with decent range for a center. Last season, he shot 5-of-9 on attempts from beyond 16 feet. Small sample-size theater, or harbinger of things to come?

You be the judge.

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