Thunder center Johnson assigned to G League

Los Angeles Lakers forward Julius Randle, left, elbows Oklahoma City Thunder center Dakari Johnson as he tries to pass during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

The Oklahoma City Thunder are sending a player down to the NBA's developmental league.

The team announced Tuesday that center Dakari Johnson has been assigned to the Oklahoma City Blue of the G League.

Johnson has appeared in 27 games (five starts) with the Thunder, averaging 1.9 points, 1.2 rebounds and 5.6 minutes per game. He previously started seven games with the Blue, tallying 23.9 points and 10.1 rebounds per game.

It's unclear how long Johnson will stay with the Blue.

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