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Westbrook Out Against Dallas; Thunder Signs Shakur To 10-Day Contract

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Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook will not play against Dallas on Sunday night, coach Scott Brooks said before the game. 

Westbrook's return came with the caveat that the point guard would not play on both legs of some back-to-backs. The Thunder face the Bulls in Chicago Monday night. 

Oklahoma City has six back-to-backs remaining this year, including tonight and tomorrow night's games. It is unclear how the other games the rest of the season will be handled by Brooks and the coaching staff. 

The Thunder has also signed guard Mustafa Shakur to a 10-day contract, it was announced today by Executive Vice President and General Manager Sam Presti.

Shakur (6-3, 190), has appeared in 37 games (36 starts) with the Erie BayHawks and Tulsa 66ers this season, averaging 16.7 points, 6.1 assists, 4.2 rebounds and 1.92 steals in 34.4 minutes per contest. Since joining the 66ers on January 22, Shakur has averaged 18.6 points, 6.7 assists, 4.6 rebounds, 2.65 steals and 36.2 minutes in 20 games (19 starts) while being named NBA D-League Player of the Month during February.

The University of Arizona product has appeared in 22 career NBA games with the Washington Wizards, averaging 2.3 points, 1.1 assists and 1.0 rebound in 7.2 minutes per game. He spent time on the Thunder roster during the 2009-10 season but did not appear in any games.

Shakur's signing represents the 36th D-League Gatorade call-Up this season and the seventh call-Up all-time between the 66ers and the Thunder.

The guard is expected to join the Thunder prior to tonight's game versus the Dallas Mavericks in Oklahoma City, Okla.

He will wear uniform No. 22.

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