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Thunder notebook: Ex-Bulls assistant joins team

Oklahoman Modified: December 31, 2008 at 2:51 pm •  Published: December 31, 2008

edrins, that’s what he does. He scores a little on offense, but he’s relentless on the offensive boards.”

Weaver in mix
Rookie guard Kyle Weaver has averaged 3.0 points, 2.0 rebounds and 1.3 assists, and averaged 15 minutes in three games since joining the rotation.

"He’s a smart defender,” Brooks said. "He knows how to put himself in the right position. He’s a long athlete who uses his hands well and anticipates well.

"One thing he’s learning as he goes is it’s a physical league. You might get that call in college, but you’re not getting that same type of respect. But he’s a smart kid who picks up things pretty quickly.”

Fast break
Nenad Krstic will wear No. 12. ... To make room for Krstic the Thunder waived backup center Steve Hill, who played in only one game. ... Joe Smith (leg contusion) did not practice Tuesday but is expected to return tonight after sitting out Monday’s game. ... Nick Collison’s fractured thumb was hit in Monday’s game. The thumb was sore on Tuesday, and it’s unlikely Collison will play tonight.