The Oklahoma City Thunder has recalled rookie center Cole Aldrich from the Tulsa 66ers, the team announced Wednesday.
Aldrich has appeared in 10 games over two send-downs and averaged 10.2 points, 8.4 rebounds and 2.4 blocks in 29.2 minutes. Before being recalled, Aldrich had recorded three straight double-doubles with the 66ers, who are 15-4 with him in the lineup.
Aldrich will be on the bench during tonight’s game against New Orleans at 7 p.m. inside Oklahoma City Arena.
With Aldrich back with the Thunder, it’s possible Byron Mullens could soon be sent down to the 66ers to get some playing time. Mullens has played in only 12 games this season, his last coming back on Jan. 1 at San Antonio. Mullens is averaging 1.3 points and 1.6 rebounds in just 4.7 minutes with the Thunder. Mullens has been sent down to Tulsa once this season, playing one game and scoring 19 points with four rebounds, three assists, two steals and one blocked shot in in 33 minutes.