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Thunder recalls Deonte Burton from OKC Blue

The Thunder has recalled Deonte Burton from the Oklahoma City Blue, general manager Sam Presti announced Thursday in a release. 

Burton was assigned to the G League on Dec. 7, the day after he served a one-game suspension for "conduct detrimental to the team." 

The 6-foot-4 guard averaged 16.1 points, 8.7 rebounds and 3.9 assists per game in seven starts with the Blue. 

Burton has played in 12 games this season for the Thunder. 

"It's great," Thunder coach Billy Donovan said of having Burton back in the gym. "Obviously a week or go, whatever it was, that situation served its time and resolved itself. To get him some more minutes in the G League, for him to play was good. To have him back now is great ... I’ve always enjoyed and appreciated Deonte’s competitiveness and willingness to work." 

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Oklahoma City's Deonte Burton (30) waits to check in during an NBA basketball game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Memphis Grizzlies at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman

Oklahoma City's Deonte Burton (30) waits to check in during an NBA basketball game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Memphis Grizzlies at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman

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Joe Mussatto

Joe Mussatto joined The Oklahoman in August 2018 to cover OU football, men’s basketball and softball. He previously covered University of Kentucky football and basketball for SEC Country. Mussatto is from Oklahoma City and lives in Norman. Read more ›

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