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  • Thunder's Deonte Burton: Team option declined

    Burton will enter free agency after the Thunder declined his $1.6 million team option, Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports reports.

    Burton is coming off his sophomore season where he averaged 2.7 points and 1.5 rebounds in 9.1 minutes. It doesn't seem likely that he'll draw much NBA interest.

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  • Thunder's Deonte Burton: Out with illness

    Burton will not play in Monday's Game 4 against Houston due to an illness, Brandon Rahbar of Daily Thunder reports.

    Burton should be considered day-to-day, but his absence shouldn't have much of an effect on the Thunder's rotation after he was a DNP-CD in Games 2 and 3. Burton did play two minutes off the bench in Game 1, but that action came in garbage time.

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  • Thunder's Deonte Burton: Plays through illness

    Burton (illness) logged four minutes of court time in Sunday's 131-103 win over the Spurs, contributing three points (1-2 FG, 1-1 3Pt), one rebound, one assist and one block.

    The NBA's official injury report listed Burton as out in advance of Sunday's contest, but the 26-year-old apparently saw enough improvement in his condition prior to tipoff to gain clearance for action. Burton's only run came in garbage time, and it's unlikely he'll be a fixture in coach Billy Donovan's rotation at any point in the near future.

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  • Thunder's Deonte Burton: Sitting out Saturday

    Burton is listed as out for Sunday's game against the Spurs with an illness.

    Burton hasn't seen any action at the NBA level since making a two-minute cameo off the bench in a Jan. 29 blowout win over Sacramento, so his absence Saturday shouldn't impact coach Billy Donovan's rotation plans.

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  • Thunder's Deonte Burton: Moved to G League

    The Thunder assigned Burton to the G League's Oklahoma City Blue on Tuesday, Joe Mussatto of The Oklahoman reports.

    Burton will presumably suit up for the Blue in their matchup Tuesday with the South Bay Lakers before returning to the Thunder in short order. The second-year wing hasn't had the opportunity to play much for the Thunder lately, seeing three minutes or fewer in four of the team's past six contests.

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  • Thunder's Deonte Burton: Scores 11 versus Mavericks

    Burton compiled 11 points (5-11 FG, 1-3 3Pt), one assist and one block in 23 minutes during Monday's 107-97 loss to the Mavericks.

    Burton enjoyed season-high minutes en route to reaching double figures in scoring for the first time since Nov. 12. However, Chris Paul (personal), Terrance Ferguson (personal) and Abdel Nader (ankle) were all sidelined for this one. Unless Burton starts earning more consistent playing time, he can be left on waiver wires.

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  • Thunder's Deonte Burton: Not getting time

    Burton has not suited up in the G League since Jan. 10.

    Burton has made eight appearances for the Blue this season, though he's spent the majority of his time with the Thunder in the NBA. During his time in the G League, the 25-year-old is averaging 15.1 points, 7.6 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 1.0 blocks. It remains to be seen when or if he'll return to the G League again this season.

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  • Thunder's Deonte Burton: Recalled from G League

    Burton was recalled from the G League on Thursday.

    Burton has been playing plenty of basketball this season, starting seven games for the Oklahoma City Blue and appearing in 12 games with the Thunder. He might end up seeing action against the Suns on Friday in what would be his first NBA appearance since Dec. 4.

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  • Thunder's Deonte Burton: Third-straight double-double

    Burton collected 12 points (5-12 FG, 2-7 3Pt), 12 rebounds, five assists and one block across 36 minutes during Saturday's 99-78 G League loss to Rio Grande Valley.

    Burton's 12 points registered as his season-low in the G League, though his 12 boards marked a season high. Adding five assists and a block, Burton posted yet another productive fantasy performance in his sixth G League game for the Blue.

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  • Thunder's Deonte Burton: Another double-double

    Burton posted 18 points (6-for-15 FG, 4-8 3Pt, 1-1 FT), 10 rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block across 36 minutes of G League action during Friday's 106-87 loss to Salt Lake City.

    Burton registered his second double-double in a row Friday, bringing down just enough boards to reach the mark. Since coming down from the Thunder, Burton is averaging 19.0 points, 8.4 rebounds and 4.2 assists across five games with the Blue.

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  • Thunder's Deonte Burton: Double-double in win

    Burton registered 14 points (5-13 FG, 2-7 3Pt, 1-1 FT), 11 rebounds and three assists across 39 minutes during Wednesday's 98-96 G League loss to Salt Lake.

    Burton's double-double counts as his first of the year through four games since joining the Blue in the G League. It was not his most efficient shooting performance, but his season-high 39 minutes allowed him to fill the stat sheet a bit more than usual, resulting in an 11-rebound night.

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  • Thunder's Deonte Burton: Another solid outing in G League

    Burton tallied 25 points (10-16 FG, 1-6 3Pt, 2-3 FT), eight rebounds, six assists and two steals across 37 minutes during Sunday's 128-115 G League loss to Texas.

    Since coming down to the G League, Burton has lit it up, averaging 21.0 points on 54.3 percent shooting along with 6.7 rebounds, 5.3 assists and 1.7 steals. He's used for depth on the Thunder's bench in the pros, so it's unclear how long this G League stint will last, as it could end at any time. However long he stays, the Blue will be glad to have him.

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  • Thunder's Deonte Burton: Effective in G League appearance

    Burton registered 22 points (9-15 FG, 4-7 3Pt), seven assists, six rebounds, three steals and a block across 41 minutes during Saturday's 127-104 G League win over Stockton.

    Sent down from Oklahoma City's pro club Saturday, Burton contributed in a multitude of ways, stuffing the stat sheet to help the Blue defeat the Kings in his first stint of G League action this year. Burton shot the ball well, too, hitting nine of 15 shots with four of them coming from behind the arc. It's unclear how long he'll remain in the G League, but it's obvious that he can manufacture production using diverse methods.

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  • Thunder's Deonte Burton: Assigned to G League

    Burton was sent to the G League's Oklahoma City Blue on Saturday after serving a one-game suspension with the Thunder that stemmed from a recent locker room altercation, Royce Young of reports.

    The G League assignment shouldn't necessarily be viewed as punishment for Burton, who had been an off-and-on rotation option for coach Billy Donovan prior to incident. In any case, he should be back with the Thunder before long, though he's unlikely to play extended minutes unless injuries thin the NBA team's depth on the wing.

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  • Thunder's Deonte Burton: Suspended one game

    Burton has been suspended as a result of conduct detrimental to the team for Friday's game against the Timberwolves, Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports reports.

    The specifics of the suspension weren't made immediately available. His absence shouldn't affect the Thunder's rotation too much, as he's seeing just 9.8 minutes per game across the past five contests.

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  • Thunder's Deonte Burton: Scoreless in eight minutes

    Burton had zero points (0-1 FG, 0-1 3Pt) and one assist in eight minutes during Wednesday's 107-100 loss to the Pacers.

    Burton made his 11th appearance of the season but was held scoreless for the third time. Terrance Ferguson and Abdel Nader continue to eat up the bulk of minutes along the wing while Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Chris Paul and Dennis Schroder have the guard minutes on lock, but the Thunder's wing rotation is weak and desperately waiting for someone to step up. Still, Burton hasn't provided much reason to believe he's about to break out.

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  • Thunder's Deonte Burton: Leads bench in blowout loss

    Burton scored 13 points (5-12 FG, 3-6 3Pt) while adding three rebounds and an assist in 18 minutes off the bench during Tuesday's 111-85 loss to the Pacers.

    The second-year guard was the only member of the Thunder's second unit to score in double digits, and the only OKC player overall to drain multiple three-pointers. Burton had only seen action in four games heading into Tuesday, never getting more than nine minutes in any of them, so his season-best performance here seems to have been a product of extensive garbage time rather than a change in his spot at the end of the bench.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-4, 240 lbs
Birthplace: Milwaukee, WI
Age: 27
School: Marquette; Iowa State
Experience: 2