Deonte Burton's struggles during the Las Vegas Summer League didn't prevent the point guard from landing an NBA gig. Well, or at least a training camp invite.
After spending part of his summer with the Washington Wizards, Burton has reached an agreement with the Sacramento Kings, according to Marc Spears with Yahoo! Sports.
Despite averaging 20.1 points, 4.3 rebounds and 4.4 assists during his final season at Nevada, the 6-foot-1 guard went undrafted in June, but quickly latched on with the Wizards. Though any non-roster invitees almost always face long odds to make an NBA roster, the sense was Burton had a real shot. Even now the Wizards arguably need another backup option behind John Wall and Andre Miller.
The thing is, Burton never found his rhythm during Summer League. He shot an abysmal 3 of 19 from the field in six games, averaging 1.8 points and 1.0 assists.
Despite his struggles in Las Vegas, those who covered Burton in college told me they believed he was still NBA-bound. Apparently he's getting a shot, though its unclear whether this is an actual signing or just Sacramento filling out is training camp roster. The Kings currently have 15 players on the roster.