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'It's his ankle': Thunder sweat on Steven Adams ahead of NBA season opener

The Oklahoma City Thunder are dealing with the prospect of starting the NBA season without Kiwi star Steven Adams.

Just 13 days out from their first regular season clash with the Philadelphia 76ers, Adams was left grimacing on the OKC practice court after landing awkwardly from a putback dunk. 

"I guess just his ankle, to what degree, I don't know," coach Billy Donovan said when asked about the incident. 

Adams was quickly back in the locker room with medical staff but Donovan did not know whether the 23-year-old aggravated the same ankle (right) he sprained in the Thunder's first pre-season game against Real Madrid on September 3.

NBA star home in New Zealand for special training camps from Adams and his OKC teammates. Source: 1 NEWS

Adams has also missed the team's last two pre-season game against FC Barcelona Lassa and Dallas.

"I just went back there to see how he was doing. He was just sitting there getting some treatment," Donovan said.

"I don't think it's anything too severe, that's my first impression. But again we've been kind of evaluating him each day just to see where he's at."

Donovon refused to speculate on Adams' availability for the Philadelphia clash on October 26 but admitted he would be in doubt to play in their next pre-season game against the Memphis Grizzlies in Tulsa on Friday (NZT).