Thunder suspend Deonte Burton 1 game, cite conduct detrimental to team

OKLAHOMA CITY -- The Thunder suspended forward Deonte Burton one game for conduct detrimental to the team, the team said Friday.

Burton was involved in a locker room altercation with a teammate following the Thunder's loss to the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday, league sources told ESPN.

Thunder coach Billy Donovan did not want to elaborate on the situation surrounding Burton's suspension.

"I think it's pretty clear, one-game suspension and we'll all move on," Donovan said. "He'll serve that, and we'll move on from there."

Burton will serve his suspension Friday against the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Donovan did acknowledge there is some frustration for players because of the Thunder's 8-12 record, but he called it a healthy frustration that shows that they care.

The Thunder will be fairly shorthanded against the Wolves, also missing guard Terrance Ferguson (hip soreness), Hamidou Diallo (elbow strain) and Andre Roberson (return from injury management).

Burton, 25, is averaging 2.8 points and 1.8 in 12 games this season.