Deonte Burton Rumors

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According to an NBA source, the Sacramento Kings waived Sim Bhullar, David Wear and Deonte Burton following the team’s 91-57 victory over Maccabi Haifa Saturday night in Sacramento. Bhullar played less than three total minutes over the Kings’ first five preseason games. The 7-foot-6 center out of New Mexico State scored his first career bucket on a finger roll lay-up in the final seconds of Saturday’s game.
Wolf Pack point guard Deonte Burton announced Monday he will return to Nevada for his senior season. The all-conference player who averaged 16.3 points and 3.6 assists per game last season was torn between returning to school or forgoing his final season and entering the NBA draft, which is June 27. The Wolf Pack finished 12-19 overall in 2012 and 3-13 in its first season in the Mountain West Conference. “Don’t give up on us,” Burton said Monday. “We’ll be back. We got hit but we didn’t fall.”
Wolf Pack point guard Deonte Burton announced Monday he will return to Nevada for his senior season. The all-conference player who averaged 16.3 points and 3.6 assists per game last season was torn between returning to school or forgoing his final season and entering the NBA draft, which is June 27. The Wolf Pack finished 12-19 overall in 2012 and 3-13 in its first season in the Mountain West Conference. “Don’t give up on us,” Burton said Monday. “We’ll be back. We got hit but we didn’t fall.”
Deonte Burton’s two predecessors as the Wolf Pack’s point guard both left school after their junior seasons. Burton could follow suit. For the first time this season, the talented 21-year-old spoke this week about his future at Nevada and said there’s a chance he turns pro after this season, following in the footsteps of Armon Johnson and Ramon Sessions, who both entered the draft after their junior seasons to mixed results. “It’s definitely a possibility,” Burton said on Monday of potentially turning pro after the season. “I want to keep all of my options open. But right now, I’m just focused on this season and finishing strong.”