Feb. 19, 2012; Auburn Hills, MI, USA; Detroit Pistons guard Walker Russell (23) drives to the basket on Boston Celtics shooting guard Avery Bradley (0) in the fourth quarter at The Palace. Detroit won 96-81. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-US PRESSWIRE

Oklahoma City Thunder sign Walker Russell to training camp roster


The Oklahoma City Thunder have signed point guard Walker Russell to their training camp roster.

Russell, 29, played last season 28 games for the Detroit Pistons and averaged 3.0 points per game and 12.8 minutes per game. He shot .347 percent from the field and .308 percent from three and averaged 5.8 assists per 36 minutes.

Russell’s time spent with the Pistons last year was the only season that he played in the NBA. In 132 career games in the D-League, Russell averaged 15.1 points and 8.3 assists per game.

Russell is a very long shot to make the final roster as the Thunder are pretty deep at the point guard position with Russell Westbrook, Eric Maynor and Reggie Jackson. You would think the Thunder would instead bulk up the end of their roster at the wing and big man position instead of point.

The Thunder have also signed Daniel Orton, Andy Rautins and DeAndre Liggins to their training camp roster. Hasheem Thabeet and Hollis Thompson are also newcomers that will be seen in camp in the next few days.

It will be hard for any of these guys to crack the rotation which is just about entirely returning from last season.

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