Oklahoma City Thunder Executive Vice President and General Manager Sam Presti announced that the team has assigned forward D.J. White to the Tulsa 66ers of the NBA Development League.
White, 22, has yet to appear in a game for the Thunder this season after undergoing initial jaw surgery on October 9, 2008. The 6-9 forward was cleared by team doctors on March 16th to resume full contact drills.
White was the 29th overall pick by the Detroit Pistons in the first round of the 2008 NBA Draft. The Thunder acquired White as a part of a draft day trade. He was the Big Ten Player of the Year as a senior at the University of Indiana where he averaged 17.4 points and 10.3 rebounds per contest.