The 20 Best Internationally-Born Players in the NBA

18. Steven Adams — Oklahoma City Thunder

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Speaking of toughness, they don’t get much tougher than New Zealand’s Adams. The OKC center is built like a truck and is nearly immovable. He’s found a nice niche on OKC’s roster as a screen-setter, lob finisher, and glass cleaner. Adams’ most notable attribute is his ability to affect a game without having the ball in his hands – the prototype of a player who thrives next to Russell Westbrook.