Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Aldrich returns to OKC ... what does that mean for Tulsa?

Oklahoma City Thunder Executive Vice President and General Manager Sam Presti announced yesterday that the team has recalled center Cole Aldrich from the Tulsa 66ers.

Aldrich appeared in five games (five starts) for the 66ers and averaged 7.8 points, 7.2 rebounds and 1.6 blocked shots in 27.4 minutes.

So what does that mean for the 66ers? Marcus Lewis saw a drop in his minutes with Aldrich around, so look for him to be back on the court more. Also, with Latavious Williams returning from injury, he'll be looked to more and more on the glass.

Aldrich's departure leaves the 66ers as a height-challenged team (Lewis, Williams, and Ryan Reid are all 6-foot-8 and the tallest players on the team) so keeping opponents off the boards and out of the paint will be key for Tulsa.

The 66ers play next on Friday night at Sioux Falls.

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