The Suns have waived point guard Deonte Burton, the team announced. Burton, who was not present at training camp, is still expected to join the team’s D-League affiliate in Bakersfield, Paul Coro of The Arizona Republic relays (Twitter link). His one-year, minimum salary deal was non-guaranteed, so the Suns won’t be on the hook for any money as a result of this move.
Burton, 24, went undrafted out of Nevada in 2014 after averaging 20.1 points, 4.3 rebounds, and 4.4 assists against 2.0 turnovers in 38.6 MPG as a Senior. His career NCAA numbers were 16.2 PPG, 2.9 RPG, and 4.0 APG to accompany a shooting line of .439/.337/.751.
Phoenix’s preseason roster count now stands at 17 players, including 13 possessing fully guaranteed deals.