The Thunder could be on the verge of bringing back Royal Ivey, according to a report by Bleacher Report.

Ivey, a 10-year veteran point guard, is expected to sign a 10-day contract, the report says. He reportedly is taking a mandatory physical with the Thunder on Thursday.

Through a team spokesman, Thunder general manager Sam Presti declined to comment on the report, citing team policy.

Ivey played two seasons with the Thunder, appearing in 59 games and averaging 1.9 points, 0.7 rebounds and 0.3 assists in 8.6 minutes.

With customary starting point guard Russell Westbrook expected to be out through the All-Star break, the Thunder is down to two point guards in Reggie Jackson and Derek Fisher. Ivey likely would step in as an emergency third-string point guard.

Ivey was with Atlanta for training camp and the preseason but was released before the season began.