The Tulsa 66ers named nine players to their training camp roster Wednesday and shortly thereafter the Thunder reclaimed center Daniel Orton.
The Thunder now has a 14-man roster and likely will not fill its one available spot to remain under the NBA's tax level.
The 66ers acquired Thunder training camp invitees Orton, guard Andy Rautins and forward Hollis Thompson. They had 66ers returnees in center Brian Barkdoll, forward Will Creekmore and guards Brady Morningstar and Garrett Williamson and also extended training camp invitations to forward Mario Little and guard James Justice, who both participated in the team's open tryouts Oct. 21-22.
Orton, Rautins and Thompson were the final three roster cuts from OKC's training camp and each saw playing time in the preseason. The NBA/NBPA Collective Bargaining Agreement permits up to three players waived from an NBA training camp roster to be assigned to the team's NBA Development League affiliate.
Barkdoll, Creekmore and Morningstar are all returning from the 2011-12 Tulsa squad. The NBA D-League permits teams to acquire players who were on the roster during the previous two seasons and not waived via the Returning Player Rights Rule.
Barkdoll (6-foot-11, 225 pounds) averaged 1.2 points and 1.5 rebounds in 29 games in 2011-12. Creekmore (6-foot-9, 235) grabbed 1.6 rebounds a game in nine appearances. Morningstar (6-foot-4, 185) averaged 9.6 points, 2.2 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 48 appearances and led the 66ers in free-throw percentage at .893 (75-for-84).
Williamson (6-foot-5, 200), who was with the 66ers in the 2010-11 season, spent last year playing for Ehingen in Germany. Two years ago, the St. Joseph's product averaged 3.8 points, 1.8 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 21 games in Tulsa.
Little (6-foot-6, 218) and Justice (5-foot-10, 165) both received training camp invites after being among the 63 players to participate in the open tryouts.
A forward from Kansas, Little was a part of three Big 12 regular-season championship teams, appearing in 55 games in his three seasons.
A guard from Martin Methodist College in Tennessee, Justice is the reigning NCAA Slam Dunk Champion.
Tulsa will add to its training camp roster during the 2012 NBA D-League Draft on Friday at 6 p.m. The 66ers will be granted the sixth pick of the draft and will have eight total selections.