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OKLAHOMA CITY, October 1, 2012 – The Oklahoma City Thunder signed guard Walker Russell to a contract, it was announced today by Executive Vice President and General Manager Sam Presti. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Russell (6-0, 170 pounds), appeared in 28 games last season as a member of the Detroit Pistons where he averaged 3.0 points and 2.1 assists in 12.8 minutes per game.

Wins in the NBA are the result of an accumulation of small moments, extra efforts and performance at the margins.

Heading into training camp, the Thunder believes that its players, coaching staff, training staff and the organization as a whole have capitalized on its offseason opportunities to develop and grow. By returning 12 of 15 players from the 2011-12 squad, the Thunder and General Manager Sam Presti believe that the requisite continuity is in place for the team to have made collective, team-focused strides in the offseason that will pay dividends during the season.