The Oklahoma City Thunder assigned forward Lazar Hayward to the Tulsa 66ers of the NBA Development League.
Executive Vice President and General Manager Sam Presti made the announcement Friday.
During the 2011-12 season, Hayward has appeared in 12 games with the Thunder and posted averages of 1.5 points and 0.9 rebounds in 5.9 minutes.
Most recently, Hayward has missed the past six games recovering from an orbital floor fracture.
According to the Tulsa 66ers, Hayward will be in uniform Friday night wearing jersey No. 23 as the 66ers host the Rio Grande Valley Vipers at the Tulsa Convention Center at 7 p.m.