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Oklahoma City Thunder Assign Lazar Hayward to NBA D-League Affiliate Tulsa 66ers

March 2, 2012 - NBA Development League (D-League)

NEW YORK, March 2, 2012 - The Oklahoma City Thunder today assigned second-year forward Lazar Hayward to the Tulsa 66ers, the Thunder's NBA Development League affiliate. The assigned marks the 40th time an NBA player has been assigned to his NBA D-League affiliate during the 2011-12 season and is the first assignment for Hayward this season.

Hayward (6-6, 225, Marquette) has appeared in 12 games with the Thunder this season, averaging 1.5 points and 0.9 rebounds in 5.9 minutes. He has missed the last six games recovering from an orbital floor fracture.

Originally selected in the first round (30th overall) in the 2010 NBA Draft by the Washington Wizards, Hayward appeared in 39 games for the Minnesota Timberwovles during the 2010-11 season before being traded to Oklahoma City in December 2011.

Thunder fans can stay in step with Hayward, who is expected to join the 66ers today and be available tonight when the team hosts the Rio Grande Valley Vipers by logging onto nba.com/futurecast to watch all of Tulsa's games live, online, for free.

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