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Oklahoma City's White Assigned to NBA D-League Affiliate Tulsa 66ers

NEW YORK, Dec. 26, 2009 – Oklahoma City Thunder second year forward D.J. White was assigned to the Tulsa 66ers, the Thunder’s NBA D-League affiliate, it was announced today. White, who is the ninth player and the tenth assignment from the NBA to the NBA D-League this season, joins Thunder teammate Byron Mullens in Tulsa.

White has appeared in eight games for the Thunder this season, averaging 4.8 points and 1.9 rebounds in 9.1 minutes. He scored a season-high 12 points in a loss at the L.A. Lakers on Nov. 22. In his two-year career, White has appeared in 15 games for Oklahoma City and owns NBA career averages of 6.7 points, 3.1 rebounds and 13.5 minutes.

Assigned three times from the Thunder to Tulsalast season between March 17 and April 11, 2009, White appeared in six total games for the 66ers, averaging 18.3 points and 7.2 rebounds.

Originally selected in the first round (29th overall) of the 2008 NBA Draft by the Detroit Pistons, the Thunder acquired White as part of a draft-day trade. A four-year contributor at Indiana University, White averaged 17.4 points and 10.3 rebounds during his senior season.

Thunder fans can stay in step with White, who will the 66ers this evening in Reno, Nevada and is expected to be available for tonight’s game against the Bighorns, and Mullens by logging onto nba.com/dleague to watch all of the 66ers games live, online, for free.