NEW YORK, Nov. 21, 2009 Ė The Oklahoma City Thunder today assigned rookie center Byron Mullens and second-year guard Kyle Weaver to the Tulsa 66ers, the teamís NBA Development League affiliate. The assignments are the first of Mullensí career and the second of Weaversí, and the third and fourth assignments, respectively, of the 2009-10 NBA D-League season.
Mullens, a 7-0 rookie from The Ohio State University was selected in the first round of the 2009 NBA Draft by the Dallas Mavericks before being traded to Oklahoma City on Draft night. Yet to appear in a regular season contest this year for the Thunder, Mullens appeared in four preseason games, scoring a total of 12 points.
During his one year career as a Buckeye, Mullens averaged 8.8 points, 4.7 rebounds and 1.1 blocks.
Weaver, a 6-6 guard, re-joins the 66ers following a two-game assignment during the 2008-09 season. During that assignment he averaged 17.0 points, 9.0 assists, 7.5 rebounds, 3.0 steals and 44.5 minutes. Weaver has played in two games for the Thunder this season and has appeared in a total of 58 NBA games during his career. He owns NBA career averages of 5.3 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.8 assists.
Originally selected in the second round (35th overall) in the 2008 NBA 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 Mullens, Weaver and the rest of the 66ers by logging onto nba.com/futurecast to watch all of the teamís games live, online, for free. The 66ers tip off their season on Friday, Nov. 27, when the team hosts the Utah Flash at the Tulsa Convention Center.