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Deonte Burton and the Oklahoma City have agreed to a two-way contract on Saturday.

Burton, 24, is no stranger to the great state of Oklahoma, as he played at Iowa State for a couple of seasons. He attended Marquette before that.

During his four years of college, he averaged 10.4 points, maximizing it out at 15.1 points his senior year at Iowa State, shooting 40 percent for his collegiate career.

Last season, Burton played for Wonju Dongbu Promy of the Korean Basketball League. He was the league MVP and averaged 23.8 points per game on 47.1 percent shooting and 33.6 percent from three. He also averaged 8.8 rebounds per game in 31.1 minutes per game.

Currently, Burton is playing for the Thunder’s summer league team. He scored two points in the loss to Charlotte on Friday night.

Two-way contracts will allow a player to spend up to 45 days with the NBA team this season while continuing to play for the Blue in the G League. Two-way contracts are a new concept in the NBA as of last season, part of the new collective bargaining agreement that begins this season. Each team is allowed up to two two-way players in addition to its 15 roster spots. So, that’s 17 spots.

Daniel Hamilton and PJ Dozier were the two two-way contracts for the Thunder last season. They played in a combined eight games.

Oklahoma City’s roster now sits 14. The Thunder may add one or two more players before getting ready for training camp.

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