Oklahoma City Thunder guard Kyle Weaver was re-assigned to the Tulsa 66ers, the Thunder’s D-League affiliate, it was announced recently. The re-assignment is the 38th time an player has been assigned to an D-League affiliate during the 2009-10 D-League season and the third for Weaver.
In two previous stints with the 66ers this season, Weaver averaged 12.4 points, 7.2 assists and 5.4 rebounds in five games. He scored 18 points and dished out 10 assists in a 101-77 win over the Fort Wayne Mad Ants in Tulsa on March 8, and pulled down 10 rebounds in a 95-87 loss to the Austin Toros on March 2 in Texas.
The assignment is the fifth of Weaver’s career – he was twice assigned during the 2008-09 season and twice assigned earlier this season. In seven career games with the 66ers, Weaver averaged 13.7 points, 7.7 assists, 4.6 rebounds and 1.9 steals.
Weaver has appeared in 12 games for the Thunder this season, averaging 3.9 points, 1.6 assists and 19.3 minutes.
Originally selected in the second round (35th overall) in the 2008 Draft by the Charlotte Bobcats from Washington State University, Weaver was acquired by Oklahoma City in a trade with the Bobcats in August, 2008. During his final season at Washington State, Weaver averaged 12.2 points, 5.3 rebounds and 4.3 assists in 35 games.
Thunder fans can follow Weaver, who is expected to join the 66ers today and be available when the 66ers host the Sioux Falls Skyforce at 1:30 p.m. ET in the first of a three-game postseason series at the Tulsa Convention center, by logging onto nba.com/futurecast to watch all of the team’s games live, online, for free.
The Development League, founded in 2001, is the NBA’s official minor league whose teams have direct affiliations to franchises. For the 2009-10 season, the league will feature 16 teams – including the debut of the Maine Red Claws and the Springfield Armor. A proven developer of talent, 20 percent of players in the at the conclusion of the 2008-09 season boasted D-League experience, while the league continues to develop coaches, referees, and front office staff for the and its teams. In fostering the league’s connection to the community, its teams, players and staff promote health and wellness, support local needs and interests, and assist in educational development through D-League Cares programs. The D-League also advances the game of basketball as the research and development arm of the . Throughout the season fans can watch all D-League games on Futurecast, the free live Web-streaming initiative found at nba.com/futurecast.