Daniel Orton RumorsAll NBA Players
Height: 6-10 / 2.08
Weight:255 lbs. / 115.7 kg.
Height: 6-10 / 2.08
Weight:255 lbs. / 115.7 kg.
Were you surprised at how harsh or severe the punishment was? Daniel Orton: The fine, not so much. I mean, the fine is OK because I said something about the refs, which I didn’t lie about that either. But I said something about the refs. But just to get kicked off the team was a little crazy. And then for the president of our team to compare Manny Pacquiao to Martin Luther King was just absurd, really. And I kind of just left it all alone. I didn’t really want to say anything because I thought it would die off. But I’m starting to learn now that it’s really not. It was on SportsCenter (a few days ago). It was just incredible to me.
And what about the Philippines? Is that something that you just had to learn the hard way? Did you not know that you couldn’t say anything bad about Manny Pacquiao? Daniel Orton: I mean, you know going into the situation — I know who Manyy Pacquiao is. I know what he means to that country. But I didn’t think I was going to be punished as bad as I was for telling the truth, for speaking my mind on it. So I guess that’s just a situation where you’ve got to come into it and be like, ‘Man, let me just keep my mouth shut on this thing.’
But the team’s top administrator, Rene Pardo, was quoted in local media as saying Orton had been let go for insulting Pacquiao. “Everyone is angry at him… it is like he went to the United States and insulted the name of Martin Luther King,” the ABS-CBN news website quoted Pardo as saying.
Orton has reportedly been fined $5,650 and kicked out of the Philippine Basketball Association for his comments following a game in which his Purefoot Hotshots team played a pro-league game against a team with Pacquiao on it. “Professional boxer, yeah, okay… professional basketball player, no. It’s a joke,” Orton said at the time.
Purefoods import Daniel Orton lashed out at Manny Pacquiao after the latter’s Kia team surprised the Purefoods squad, 95-84. “That’s a joke,” the former Oklahoma City Thunder player said to the press while describing his experience of playing the nine-time world boxing champion in a professional basketball game.
Daniel Orton signed in the Philippines with Purefoods Star Hotshots. The big man comes from Chinese league where he was playing with Sichuan.
Former NBA big man Daniel Orton was involved in a brawl during a CBA game. Per Basketball Buddha, And on Sunday, December 21st 2014, Orton lost control and took on th entire Tianjin team after one of their players pissed him off by tying him up in a semi leglock.
Michael Scotto: Former 1st rnd pick Daniel Orton signs with Sichuan Blue Whales (CBA). Deal is fully guaranteed until the end of the season, source confirms
Free agent Daniel Orton has signed with Sichuan of the Chinese Basketball Association and is set to replace Metta World Peace on the permanent roster, sources told RealGM.
Gary Washburn: NBADL Maine has announced it has traded for former first-round pick Daniel Orton and that Chris Babb will be in training camp #celtics
Jeremy Tyler signed with Shanxi Zhongyu according to his agency Octagon. The same Chinese team has also Daniel Orton under contract, as confirmed to Sportando by his agent Ara Vartanian. The agent said that Orton is in China and ready to start the season next week (Shanxi will play next Sunday with Chonqing Fly Dragon).
Shams Charania: Wizards free agent Daniel Orton reached agreement with Shanxi in China on a $1M-plus deal, source tells RealGM. Orton was released today.
J. Michael: Orton, I’m told, asked for release. Will be in China this weekend to survey new digs before its official #WizardsTalk @CSNMA @CSNWizards
J. Michael: Daniel Orton is going to play in China, Im told by a person w/knowledge of the situation #WizardsTalk @CSNMA @CSNWizards @D_Orton33
Wizards’ players DeJuan Blair, Nene, Daniel Orton and Xavier Silas were suspended one game for leaving the bench area during an altercation between Chicago Bulls’ center Joakim Noah and Washington Wizards’ forward Paul Pierce.
Washington Wizards President Ernie Grunfeld announced today that the team has signed guards Vander Blue, Xavier Silas and David Stockton, forwards Rasual Butler and Damion James and center Daniel Orton. Per team policy, terms of the deals were not released. Blue (6-4, 200) went undrafted in 2013. The Marquette alum signed a 10-day contract with the Boston Celtics on January 22, 2014 and appeared in three games, scoring a total of five points in a combined 15 minutes. While on assignment with the Delaware 87ers of the D-League last season, he appeared in four games and averaged 19.0 points, 4.8 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 30.5 minutes.
The Wizards have signed big man Daniel Orton to their training camp roster, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. Orton, 24, played on the Wizards’ summer league team in Las Vegas in July. He averaged 4.4 points and five rebounds in five games.
After missing out on LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony in July, the Lakers held a free agent workout Tuesday in Los Angeles. The workout included forward Michael Beasley; big men Dexter Pittman, Greg Stiemsma, and Daniel Orton; and guards Bobby Brown, Toney Douglas, Ben Hansbrough and Malcolm Lee, a person with knowledge of the situation told USA TODAY Sports.
Michael Scotto: Washington Wizards will add Daniel Orton, a former 2010 first-round pick (Kentucky) to their summer league roster, league sources confirm.
“The decision (to play in the D-League) was all about trying to get back into the NBA,” Orton recently told RidiculousUpside.com. “I’m trying to get a call-up. I had offers to go overseas and make some money, but I’m trying to get back into the NBA more so than anything.” He continued, “(The D-League) is the easiest way to get back. By not being overseas, NBA teams are able to get back to you quicker. You’ll be able to get to wherever you need to go in the NBA a lot quicker too.”
As reported earlier today by ESPN’s Marc Stein, but reported here at DleagueDigest.com first (that Fab Melo was entering the NBADL), here is the complete breakdown of a four-team deal that includes Fab Melo, Tyler Brown, Daniel Orton, Mustafa Shakur and Sean Singletary. Texas Legends get Fab Melo’s NBADL rights (claimed by Maine). Maine Red Claws receive Tyler Brown (claimed by Texas), and Daniel Orton (from Tulsa). Tulsa 66ers get Mustafa Shakur (from Erie BayHawks). Erie BayHawks receive Sean Singletary (from Texas Legends).