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Thunder, Deonte Burton Agree to Multi-Year Deal

Thunder, Deonte Burton Agree to Multi-Year Deal

OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma City Thunder and two-way forward Deonte Burton have agreed to a multi-year deal. This will convert him to a full-time NBA contract and allow him to play for the Thunder in the postseason. This was all reported first by Shams Charania of The Athletic.

Oklahoma City has been dealing with a shortened roster due to Alex Abrines’ exit from the team a month ago. This will move them to 14 full-time contracts on the roster with two-way contract Donte Grantham rounding out at 15.

Burton has appeared in 23 games thus far. He has averaged just over three points per game on 44 percent shooting. His best performance came on February 11th when he scored 18 points on 7-of-9 shooting (3-of-5 from three) to go along with three blocks in a win over the Portland Trailblazers.

“He’s a great worker and he wants to learn,” Billy Donovan said of Burton following the Portland victory. “I probably played him too many minutes, but he was playing so well I didn’t want to take him out.”

“Trust,” Burton said in the locker room on February 11th. “It tells me that he’s (Donovan) trusting me now.”

With the Oklahoma City Blue, Burton has averaged 16.9 points per game, five rebounds and 3.3 assists this season.

 

 

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