The Oklahoma City Thunder recently re-assigned three players who have provided limited production for the team this season to the NBA Developmental League. The three players will suit up for the Tulsa 66ers, Oklahoma City’s D-League affiliate.
Jeremy Lamb, Perry Jones and DeAndre Liggins have all been assigned to the D-League at some point during the 2012-13 season, along with an NBA record 53 players. There have been 133 players that have been moved from the NBA to the D-League or vice versa this season, the most of all time. With recent acquisitions at the trade deadline, the Thunder simply had to find room for their new players.
Lamb is averaging 2.2 points and 4.4 minutes per game while shooting 35.3 percent from the floor and 47.1 percent from beyond the arc in 18 contests. He was the 12th overall pick by the Houston Rockets in the 2012 NBA Draft, but was traded to Oklahoma City as a part of the James Harden trade. The shooting guard has torn it up in Tulsa as he has averaged 21.1 points, 5.5 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 33.2 minutes in 14 games this season.
Jones was drafted by the Thunder with the 28th overall pick this past summer, but has yet to see any significant playing time due to Oklahoma City’s ridiculously talented roster. The small forward will have to record as many minutes as possible with the 66ers because that is the only action he will see for a very long time in the Thunder organization considering Kevin Durant has a lock on the position. Jones is averaging 1.9 points, 1.4 rebounds and 7.0 minutes per game with a .373 shooting percentage in 29 games.
Liggins has seen his playing time increase a little bit as a member of Oklahoma City from when he suited up for the Orlando Magic a year ago. The shooting guard is averaging 1.6 points, 1.5 rebounds and 8.0 minutes per game while shooting 44.2 percent from the floor.