66ERS ACQUIRE FORWARD RONALD DUPREE
Tulsa, Okla., December 3, 2008 – The Tulsa 66ers announced today the acquisition of small forward Ronald Dupree. The 6’7” player out of Louisiana State University was most recently in the Cleveland Cavaliers training camp.
Dupree has played in a total of 154 NBA games since the 2003-04 season, averaging 3.6 points and 2.2 rebounds while shooting 43 percent (217-506) from the field.
During the 2007-08 season, Dupree played in nine games for the 66ers, averaging 17.2 points, 5.9 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.0 steals prior to receiving a Gatorade NBA Call-up on April 3.
To make room for Dupree, the 66ers released guard Terrell Everett. The current active roster stands at 11 players, including Oklahoma City Thunder assigned center Steven Hill.
About the Tulsa 66ers
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About the NBA Development League
The NBA Development League, founded in 2001, is the NBA’s official minor league and features 16 teams with direct affiliations to NBA teams. The league has produced 15 percent of the players on 2007-08 end-of-season NBA rosters and continues to develop current NBA coaches and referees. In fostering the league’s connection to the community, its teams, players and staff promote youth basketball, support local needs and interests, and assist in educational development through NBA D-League Cares programs. The NBA D-League also advances the game of basketball as the research and development arm of the NBA. Throughout this season fans can watch all NBA D-League games on NBA Futurecast, the free live Web-streaming initiative found at nba.com/futurecast.