KBL native’ Button returns to the NBA stage after 30 months

Button appeared on the NBA stage after a long time.

The Sacramento Kings lost 104-136 in a 먹튀검증game against the New Orleans Pelicans in the 2022-2023 NBA regular season held at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA on the 6th (Korean time). It was a crushing defeat, unable to fill the void of De’Aaron Pax, who was absent due to injury.

On this day, a familiar face appeared in Sacramento. It was Deonte Burton, who is familiar to Korean fans as a former KBL player. Burton returned to the NBA stage on the 29th by signing a 10-day contract with Sacramento. After missing games against the Minnesota Timberwolves, San Antonio Spurs and Indiana Pacers, Burton stepped onto the NBA court against New Orleans.

The reason Button was able to participate in the match was because the match was decided early. Sacramento, who had been pushed 26-34 from the first quarter, fell behind by nearly 20 points at the end of the first half. Sacramento, who failed to reverse the atmosphere in the 3rd quarter, removed the main players in the 4th quarter and put in bench players and raised the white flag, and the button was put in at this time.

Burton played 4 minutes and attempted 1 shot but missed and the game ended goalless. Even though it was a short time, it must have meant a lot to Burton himself. Burton’s last NBA game was on August 19, 2020 against the Houston Rockets. At the time, the NBA stopped the season due to the corona crisis and resumed it in a bubble in the summer. This is an indication of how old it is.

Button left a strong impression on Korean fans with his performance during his KBL days. Button played an active role in Wonju DB in the 2017-2018 season, leading DB, which was expected to be at the bottom before the season started, to win the regular league, and played a legendary role. After that, Burton joined the Oklahoma City Thunder and succeeded in stepping on the NBA stage of his dreams. His performance during his KBL days led to his NBA contract.

Burton’s 10-day contract ends on the 9th with a game against the Houston Rockets. It remains to be seen if Burton can play the NBA court for the remainder of his contract.

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