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Thunder Give No. 35 -- Kevin Durant's Old Number -- to Rookie

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    Thunder give No. 35 -- Kevin Durant's old number -- to rookie

    On Tuesday, the Thunder signed P.J. Dozier to a two-way contract.

    The rookie will wear No. 35 with Oklahoma City.

    That's the number Kevin Durant rocked as a member of the Thunder.

    Why did Dozier pick it?

    "My cousin, my second cousin, is Reggie Lewis. He used to play for the Boston Celtics," Dozier explained to reporters. "That's all it is. It wasn't anything other than that, honestly."

    Did anybody say anything to him when he asked for No. 35?

    "No. Honestly, I didn't even think twice about it. I had it in preseason at Dallas. I saw it was open and just took advantage of it."

    Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders and a Web Producer at NBC Sports Bay Area. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller