Daniel Orton

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Daniel Orton
Daniel Orton.jpg
No. 50 – Maine Red Claws
Position Center
League NBA D-League
Personal information
Born (1990-08-06) August 6, 1990 (age 23)
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight 275 lb (125 kg)
Career information
High school Bishop McGuinness
(Oklahoma City, Oklahoma)
College Kentucky (2009–2010)
NBA draft 2010 / Round: 1 / Pick: 29th overall
Selected by the Orlando Magic
Pro playing career 2010–present
Career history
20102012 Orlando Magic
2010 New Mexico Thunderbirds (D-League)
2012–2013 Oklahoma City Thunder
2012–2013 Tulsa 66ers (D-League)
2013–2014 Philadelphia 76ers
2014–present Maine Red Claws (D-League)
Stats at NBA.com

Daniel Joseph Orton (born August 6, 1990) is an American professional basketball player. He is a 6-foot 10-inch, 275-pound center who played for the University of Kentucky Wildcats. He has also played for the Orlando Magic, Oklahoma City Thunder, and Philadelphia 76ers.

High school[edit]

Orton was a 5-star recruit while playing for Bishop McGuinness High School in Oklahoma City. Bishop McGuinness won the class 4A state championship Orton's freshman, sophomore, and junior year.[1] During his senior season, he tore his anterior cruciate ligament in his knee, cutting his final season of high school basketball short.

He was recruited to the University of Kentucky by Billy Gillispie, however, Gillispie was fired following Orton's senior season. Orton kept his commitment to Kentucky after John Calipari was hired by the university. In the final Rivals.com recruiting rankings, Orton was considered the third best center in the Class of 2009 and the #22 player overall.

College[edit]

Orton was a reserve on the 2009–10 Kentucky Wildcats basketball team, where he averaged 3.4 points, 3.3 rebounds, and 1.4 blocks in 13.2 minutes per game. On May 8, 2010 Orton hired an agent and declared himself eligible for the 2010 NBA Draft.[2]

Professional career[edit]

He was picked by the Orlando Magic with the 29th overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft. On July 1, 2010, Orton signed his rookie contract with the Magic.[3] On December 1, 2010, it was announced that Orton would be sent to the New Mexico Thunderbirds of the NBA Development League.[4] In his second game for the Thunderbirds, Orton suffered a season-ending knee injury.

Orton made his NBA debut on January 27, 2012, in a Magic loss to the New Orleans Hornets.[5]

On April 15, 2012, in a win against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Orton scored a career high 11 points while also recording 5 steals, 4 rebounds, and 3 blocks. In 16 games, he averaged 2.8 points per game. He played his first career playoff game against the Indiana Pacers.

On August 4, 2012, Orton was signed by the Oklahoma City Thunder.[6] On October 27, 2012, Orton was released by the Oklahoma City Thunder, after losing out to DeAndre Liggins for the final roster spot during the pre-season.[7] However, he was re-signed by the team on October 31, 2012, after the team had sent center Cole Aldrich to the Houston Rockets in a trade that also involved James Harden.[8] The Thunder assigned Orton to the NBA D-League's Tulsa 66ers[9] several times during the 2012-13 season.[10]

On October 10, 2013, he was waived by the Thunder.[11]

On October 16, 2013, he signed with the Philadelphia 76ers.[12] On November 23, 2013, Orton recorded his first double double with 10 points, a career high 10 rebounds, and 2 blocks in a 98-106 loss to the Indiana Pacers.[13] On January 7, 2014, he was waived by the 76ers.[14]

On January 22, 2014, the Tulsa 66ers traded Orton's rights to the Maine Red Claws.[15]

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2011–12 Orlando 16 2 11.7 .567 .000 .440 2.4 .3 .5 .6 2.8
2012–13 Oklahoma City 13 0 8.0 .462 .000 .529 2.0 .3 .3 .2 2.5
2013–14 Philadelphia 22 4 11.4 .447 .000 .767 2.8 .7 .3 .7 3.0
Career 51 6 10.6 .485 .000 .597 2.5 .5 .4 .5 2.8

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2012 Orlando 4 0 2.3 .000 .000 1.000 .5 .0 .0 .0 1.0
Career 4 0 2.3 .000 .000 1.000 .5 .0 .0 .0 1.0

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