OKLAHOMA , March 2, 2010 – Oklahoma City Thunder Executive Vice President and General Manager Sam Presti announced today that the team has assigned center Byron Mullens and guard Kyle Weaver to the Tulsa 66ers of the Development League.
Mullens, the 24th overall pick in the 2009 Draft, has appeared in 12 games for the Thunder this season and posted averages of 1.2 points and 0.8 rebounds in 4.4 minutes per game. This will be Mullens second assignment to the 66ers this season. In his previous D-League stint, Mullens appeared in 11 games (11 starts), and recorded four double-doubles while averaging 15.5 points and 8.3 rebounds in 32.7 minutes per contest.
Second year guard Kyle Weaver appeared in three games for Oklahoma City earlier this year before missing the last 43 contests recovering from shoulder surgery. Last season, Weaver appeared in 56 games (19 starts) for the Thunder and averaged 5.3 points to go along with 2.3 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 20.8 minutes per game. He also appeared in two games, both starts, for the 66ers and averaged 17.0 points, 9.0 assists, 7.5 rebounds and 2.0 blocks during his assignment.
Both players are expected to be in uniform for tonight’s 66ers match up against the Austin Toros, scheduled for a 7:30 p.m. tip off at the Austin Convention Center.
The Tulsa 66ers, who were purchased by the Professional Basketball Club on July 31, 2008, are the minor league affiliate of the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Thunder are one of four teams in the (Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Lakers and San Antonio Spurs) who have an ownership agreement with their minor league affiliate. The 66ers play their home games at the Tulsa Convention Center in downtown Tulsa. For more information on the Tulsa 66ers, log onto tulsa66ers.com.