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NBA Draft 2013: Steven Adams impresses Celtics in workout

Celtics assistant Jay Larranaga says Adams showed off more skill than expected in his weekend workout with the team.


With the NBA Draft just one month away, teams will be shuffling players in and out for workouts. Saturday, the Boston Celtics brought in Pittsburgh center Steven Adams, along with five others.

According to Celtics assistant Jay Larranaga, Adams was very impressive, showing off more skill than the Celtics realized he had in his only year at Pitt (H/T to Jay King of

"I thought he was great today," Larranaga said, according to ESPN Boston. "I think he showed his size and athleticism, which is what most people first see. He competed, and he showed a high basketball IQ. I think through these workouts, he's shown maybe more skill than people realized he had during his year at Pittsburgh. He was just a lot of fun to work with."

The buzz around the New Zealand native started at the draft combine in Chicago, where his measurements -- seven feet tall with a 7'5 wingspan and a 33-inch max vertical -- turned some heads.

Adams would fit well next to the Celtics, who lacked much size next to Kevin Garnett. He's also viewed as a prospect with some of the most upside as he's relatively new the game.

DraftExpress currently has him going number 16 to the Celtics, though it's possible he could rise into the late lottery.

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