NEW YORK, March 31, 2010 – Oklahoma City Thunder guard Mustafa Shakur has been assigned to the Tulsa 66ers, Oklahoma City’s NBA Development League affiliate, it was announced today. The assignment is the 35th time this season an NBA player has been assigned to an NBA D-League affiliate.
Shakur, who earned a GATORADE Call-Up to the Thunder this morning, will rejoin the 66ers, where he has played 43 games this season as an NBA D-League player, averaging 20.4 points, 7.1 assists, 4.6 rebounds and 39.0 minutes. During his tenure with the 66ers, Shakur scored in double figures in all 43 games, recording a season-high 34 points in a 106-96 home victory over the Dakota Wizards on March 5. He dished out a season-high 14 assists on Jan. 28, in a 107-104 loss to the Iowa Energy in Tulsa.
Currently in his second stint with the Thunder, Shakur was originally called-up by Oklahoma City on March 16, before being released on March 25.
Selected with the first pick in the second round of the 2009 NBA D-League Draft by the 66ers, Shakur spent preseason stints with the Sacramento Kings and Milwaukee Bucks in 2007 and 2009, respectively. He has also appeared in NBA Summer Leagues with Sacramento and the Charlotte Bobcats.
Thunder fans can stay in step with Shakur, who will join the 66ers this afternoon and be available when the team travels to Austin, Texas, to take on the Toros tonight, by logging onto nba.com/dleague to watch all of the 66ers games live, online, for free.