HoopsHype Daniel Orton rumors

October 31, 2012 Updates
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The Thunder announced Saturday they have waived non-guaranteed players Andy Rautins, Daniel Orton and Hollis Thompson, meaning Liggins won the final roster spot. If the three players aren’t signed by another NBA team, it’s likely they will join the Tulsa 66ers and remain part of the Thunder organization. Liggins came into camp as a longshot, seen mostly as a guy to just fill out the preseason roster. But he obviously won over Scott Brooks, playing extremely hard, doing little things, hustling everywhere and making plays. He earned that 15th spot. Liggins not only played well enough to win the spot, but he’s even opened the door for thoughts to if he could be a contributor down the line. DailyThunder.com

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Daniel Orton: Really gonna miss Orlando though. Had an amazing time here. Thankful to have met Mr. Devos and his family. Glad to have been part of the.. Twitter

August 4, 2012 Updates

The Oklahoma City Thunder has added Oklahoma City native and former Bishop McGuiness standout Daniel Orton to its roster, the team announced Saturday. Orton, a 6-foot-10 center, will join the team on a non-guaranteed training camp contract and is not assured a spot on the opening night roster. Oklahoman

July 12, 2012 Updates

Daniel Orton: Very happy for @Ryan Anderson I'll miss ya this year bud. You deserve the best. Good luck and God bless. Twitter

July 3, 2012 Updates

Darnell Mayberry: Former Orlando center and Oklahoma City native Daniel Orton has emerged as a potential free agent target for OKC, The Oklahoman has learned. Twitter

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Magic center Daniel Orton is a safe bet to be moved as he serves no role in Orlando and desperately wants a chance to play. He may not return much, but moving him even for a draft pick opens up a roster spot that could be used in a two-for-one type deal. HoopsWorld

January 26, 2012 Updates

I’m not saying Orton is one of those players. But even if there’s a 1 percent chance he could gain some confidence while playing in a real game, why not stick him in there and see? It’s not like the Magic couldn’t use a big body to back up Dwight Howard. “I haven’t done anything on the court to prove that I can play or anything, so I understand why they did it,” Orton said of the Magic not picking up his option. ”But I don’t understand a lot of things, such as why I didn’t get a chance maybe to showcase what I have.” Orlando Sentinel

January 24, 2012 Updates

It also means that the Magic might not ever receive any return on their investment in Orton. He has not appeared in a regular-season game since the Magic selected him with the 29th overall pick in the 2010 NBA draft out of Kentucky. "You have to look at the whole body of work and look at where we are," General Manager Otis Smith said before the Magic faced the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday night. "It's nothing against Daniel. He's done what he's supposed to do. He's gotten himself in good shape. He's worked his tail off. It's nothing against him at all. It's just the way everything fell this year." Orlando Sentinel

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