RYAN REID MAKES OKLAHOMA CITY OPENING NIGHT ROSTER
Reid played in eight games (all starts) in Tulsa and was averaging 11.8 points, 8.9 rebounds and 1.4 assists before accepting an invitation to participate in Thunder training camp.
Last season the forward also suited up for the 66ers and averaged 8.5 points and 5.8 rebounds in 48 games (33 starts).
The Florida State product was one of four 66ers to be invited to NBA training camps in December. Dwight Buycks (Phoenix), Jerome Dyson (New Orleans) and Marcus Lewis (Milwaukee) were also invited.
An all-time high 88 players with NBA Development League experience highlighted 2011-12 NBA opening day rosters. That number of former NBA D-Leaguers on NBA opening day rosters surpassed the previous highs of 63 the previous two seasons.
In five years, the number of former NBA D-League players on NBA start-of-season rosters has more than doubled, going from 35 on opening day in 2006-07 to 88 this year.
Twenty-nine of 30 NBA teams featured at least one player with NBA D-League experience, while the Cleveland Cavaliers and Houston Rockets each had six former NBA D-Leaguers on their respective rosters.
Of the 88 former NBA D-League players in the NBA, eleven are earning Gatorade Call-Ups, having played in the NBA D-League earlier this season. They are:
Mickell Gladness (Miami/Dakota)
Terrel Harris (Miami/Rio Grande Valley)
Dennis Horner (New Jersey/Springfield)
Carldell Johnson (New Orleans/Austin)
Ryan Reid (Oklahoma City/Tulsa)
Donald Sloan (Atlanta/Erie)
Greg Stiemsma (Boston/Sioux Falls)
Jamaal Tinsley (Utah/Los Angeles)
Mychel Thompson (Cleveland/Erie)
Lance Thomas (New Orleans/Austin)
Chris Wright (Golden State/Maine)