Steven Adams is officially the Thunder’s backup center.
At least for the season opener.
The league announced Monday that Hasheem Thabeet has been suspended one game without pay for headbutting the Pelicans’ Greg Stiemsma last week.
On the play, Thabeet got tangled with Stiemsma with Thabeet eventually lowering his head right at the Pelicans’ center. On the play, no flagrant or technical foul was called.