Report: OKC Thunder possibly bringing back Royal Ivey

by Darnell Mayberry Modified: January 15, 2014 at 11:13 am •  Published: January 15, 2014

The Thunder could be on the verge of bringing back Royal Ivey, according to a report by Bleacher Report.

Ivey, a 10-year veteran point guard, is expected to sign a 10-day contract, the report says. He reportedly is taking a mandatory physical with the Thunder today.

Thunder general manager Sam Presti, through a team spokesman, declined to comment on the report, citing team policy.

Ivey played two seasons with the Thunder, appearing in 59 games and averaging 1.9 points, 0.7 rebounds and 0.3 assists in 8.6 minutes.

With customary starting point guard Russell Westbrook expected to be out through the All-Star break, the Thunder is down to two point guards in Reggie Jackson and Derek Fisher. Ivey likely would step in as an emergency third-string point guard.

Ivey was with Atlanta for training camp and the preseason but was released before the season began.

by Darnell Mayberry
OKC Thunder Senior Reporter
Darnell Mayberry grew up in Langston, Okla. and is now in his third stint in the Sooner state. After a year and a half at Bishop McGuinness High, he finished his prep years in Falls Church, Va., before graduating from Norfolk State University in...
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