HoopsHype Daniel Orton rumors

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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

July 18, 2013 Updates

If OKC signed Miller to a one-year contract, the league would reimburse the Thunder approximately $515,000. On a minimum contract, only $884,293 of Miller's deal would then be included in the Thunder's team salary. That's the same amount guard DeAndre Liggins is owed and could suggest that Liggins, who is not guaranteed his salary if he doesn't make the regular season roster, would be replaced by the veteran Miller. Center Daniel Orton, who also is on a non-guaranteed contract, could be released as well. Orton is set to earn roughly $916,000 next season. Oklahoman

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Daniel Orton gets the question all the time. “What did your mother die from?” Lupus, he tells inquiring minds. “Well, what's that?” they'll ask. Each time, Orton offers a brief explanation of the acute and chronic autoimmune disease that more than two million Americans and approximately 50,000 Oklahomans are living with. “Not a lot of people know about it,” said Orton, the former Bishop McGuinness star who now plays for the Oklahoma City Thunder. On Saturday, Orton will help raise awareness for the disease as the ambassador of the Oklahoma Walk & 5K Run to End Lupus Now. The event, which will be held at the Oklahoma City Zoo, is Oklahoma's largest lupus fundraising event. Its goal is to raise money for lupus research and education programs while increasing awareness of lupus and rallying public support for those who suffer from the debilitating disease. Oklahoman

Carolyn's condition had deteriorated to the point that the family for which she used to be the backbone now had to make one grave decision: keep her on life support or set her free. It was Orton who had to make the call. He had based his decision solely on his mother's request, one that he relayed to members of his family. It was a desire by Carolyn that Daniel learned of while watching Lifetime movies with his mom. The two sat through a similar televised scene once. “She said if it ever gets to that point, if it ever comes down to me living on life support, then just pull the plug because if God wants to take me then God's going to take me,” Orton said. “That's one thing I'll never forget that she said to me.” Daniel was only 18 when he gave the order. “It was by far the hardest choice I've ever had to make so far,” said Orton, now 22. “I think it's the hardest choice I'll ever have to make in my life. That's what it feels like.” Oklahoman

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The Oklahoma City Thunder has assigned guard DeAndre Liggins and center Daniel Orton to the Tulsa 66ers of the NBA Development League, it was announced today by Executive Vice President and General Manager Sam Presti. Liggins has appeared in 37 games (one start) this season with the Thunder while recording averages of 1.5 points and 1.4 rebounds in 7.3 minutes per game. NBA.com

March 18, 2013 Updates
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The Oklahoma City Thunder have reassigned DeAndre Liggins and Daniel Orton to the Tulsa 66ers, the Thunder’s NBA Development League affiliate. Liggins (6-6, 209, Kentucky) has played in 34 games this season for Oklahoma City, averaging 1.6 points, 1.4 rebounds and 7.8 minutes. During his previous assignments to Tulsa, he appeared in eight games, averaging 9.6 points, 5.9 rebounds, 4.5 assists, 2.2 steals and 35.3 minutes. RealGM

January 28, 2013 Updates

The Thunder on Monday recalled guard Jeremy Lamb and center Daniel Orton from the Tulsa 66ers. Lamb has appeared in 14 games with Tulsa and averaged an NBA D-League-leading 21.1 points along with 5.5 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 1.1 steals in 33.4 minutes. Oklahoman

January 21, 2013 Updates

The Oklahoma City Thunder has assigned guard Jeremy Lamb and center Daniel Orton to the Tulsa 66ers of the NBA Development League, it was announced today by Executive Vice President and General Manager Sam Presti. Lamb has appeared in 16 games this season with the Thunder averaging 1.7 points in 4.0 minutes per game. NBA.com

December 17, 2012 Updates

The Oklahoma City Thunder has recalled guard Jeremy Lamb and forward Daniel Orton from the Tulsa 66ers of the NBA Development League. Lamb has appeared in seven games (all starts) with the 66ers this season, averaging 23.0 points (2nd in the D-League), 4.9 rebounds, 3.3 assists, 1.0 steal and 1.1 blocks in 35.9 minutes. RealGM

December 10, 2012 Updates

The Oklahoma City Thunder has recalled guard Jeremy Lamb and forward Daniel Orton from the Tulsa 66ers of the NBA Development League, it was announced today by Executive Vice President and General Manager Sam Presti. Lamb has appeared in five games (all starts) with the 66ers this season, averaging 22.2 points, 5.4 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.4 blocks in 37.8 minutes. NBA.com

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