HoopsHype Daniel Orton rumors

April 8, 2014 Updates

"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." Ridiculous Upside

January 22, 2014 Updates

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). D-League Digest

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Orton hopes to give Magic fans a glimpse of his potential when the Magic host the 76ers tonight at Amway Center. “I know the fans of Orlando were kind of wondering why they drafted me, what the purpose of picking me was,” Orton said after the Sixers finished their shootaround today. “If I get the opportunity to show them, it’ll be a good feeling.” In the 2010 NBA Draft, the Magic used the 29th overall pick to select Orton out of Kentucky. At the time, team officials didn’t realize that the 6-foot-10 center still had some lingering problems related to a high-school knee injury, and Orton missed his entire rookie year. The next season, he played in a total of 16 games. Orlando Sentinel

Turner isn’t the only one who has changed. Big man Lavoy Allen has dropped 14 pounds and almost 3 percent body fat. Guard James Anderson has lost 11 pounds and almost 3 percent body fat. Center Daniel Orton is down 13 pounds and 3 percent body fat in a little over a month since becoming a Sixer. Injured guard Jason Richardson has dropped 11 pounds despite not being expected to play until late January or February. Injured big man Arnett Moultrie has lost five pounds and probably won’t play until at least January. Bucks County Courier Times

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The team signed free agent center Daniel Orton yesterday and released center Tim Ohlbrecht. The 6-10, 255-pound Orton, 23, spent last season with the Oklahoma City Thunder and spent time with Thunder’s NBA Development League affiliate Tulsa 66ers. In 29 games he averaged 12.5 points, 7.8 rebounds, 2.2 blocks and shot 53.4 percent from the floor. Orton played a season at Kentucky before declaring for the 2010 draft. He was selected 29th overall by the Orlando Magic. Philadelphia Inquirer

The Philadelphia 76ers have signed center Daniel Orton, a week after he was waived by the Oklahoma City Thunder. Orton appeared in 13 games for the Thunder last season and averaged 2.5 points with 2.0 rebounds. He had played one preseason contest for Oklahoma City this year. Bradenton.com

October 10, 2013 Updates

The Oklahoma City Thunder waived center Daniel Orton, it was announced today by Executive Vice President and General Manager Sam Presti. Orton appeared in 13 games with the Thunder during the 2012-13 season, averaging 2.5 points and 2.0 rebounds in 8.0 minutes per contest. NBA.com

July 21, 2013 Updates

In three games at the Orlando Pro Summer League, Orton averaged 12.0 points, 5.0 rebounds, shot 66.7 percent (16 for 24) from the field, had five blocked shots, three steals and also made his lone 3-point attempt. The 6-foot-10, 255-pound former Bishop McGuinness High School standout had never looked better in an NBA setting. Orton seemed in better shape, was more agile and displayed the ability to pick-and-roll rather than just pick-and-pop. “After watching him play, you know that he has the talent and he is an NBA player,” said Thunder assistant Rex Kalamian, who coached OKC to a 5-0 record and the Summer League title. “He's got a lot of skill.” Oklahoman

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