Daniel Orton

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Daniel Orton
Daniel Orton.jpg
No. 32 – Idaho Stampede
Position Center
League NBA Development League
Personal information
Born (1990-08-06) August 6, 1990 (age 24)
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 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 Maine Red Claws (D-League)
2014–2015 Sichuan Blue Whales (China)
2015 Purefoods Star Hotshots (Philippines)
2015 Grand Rapids Drive (D-League)
2015–present Idaho Stampede (D-League)
Stats at NBA.com

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

High school career[edit]

Orton played 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 averaged 14 points, 11 rebounds and 5 blocks per game as a junior.

Considered a five-star recruit by Rivals.com, Orton was listed as the No. 4 center and the No. 22 player in the nation in 2009.[2]

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.

College career[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.[3]

Professional career[edit]

Orton 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.[4] On December 1, 2010, it was announced that Orton would be sent to the New Mexico Thunderbirds of the NBA Development League.[5] 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.[6]

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.[7] 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.[8] 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.[9] The Thunder assigned Orton to the NBA D-League's Tulsa 66ers[10] several times during the 2012–13 season.[11]

On October 10, 2013, he was waived by the Thunder.[12]

On October 16, 2013, he signed with the Philadelphia 76ers.[13] 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.[14] On January 7, 2014, he was waived by the 76ers.[15]

On January 22, 2014, the Tulsa 66ers traded Orton's rights to the Maine Red Claws.[16]

In July 2014, he joined the Washington Wizards for the 2014 NBA Summer League. On September 29, 2014, he signed with the Wizards.[17] However, he was later waived by the Wizards on October 16, 2014.[18] The next day, he signed with Shanxi Zhongyu of the Chinese Basketball Association.[19] He was later dismissed by Shanxi in favor of Jeremy Tyler.[20] On December 8, 2014, he signed with the Sichuan Blue Whales for the rest of the 2014–15 CBA season.[21] Following the conclusion of CBA regular season, he terminated his contract with the Blue Whales on February 1, 2015.[22]

On February 4, he signed with Purefoods Star Hotshots of the Philippine Basketball Association.[23] In his first game on February 11, he recorded 16 points and 12 rebounds. After his third game against Kia Carnival, he called Kia player-coach Manny Pacquiao and the game's referees "a joke".[24] He was summoned by PBA commissioner Chito Salud two days after the incident and was fined by the commissioner's office PHP250,000 due to his comments.[25] Subsequently, he was sent home by Purefoods' team governor Rene Pardo on February 21.[26] On March 11, he returned to the D-League, this time joining the Grand Rapids Drive.[27] On March 26, he was waived by the Drive. He appeared in six games for the Drive, averaging 6.7 points and 5.8 rebounds in 18.3 minutes per game.[28] On March 31, he was acquired by the Idaho Stampede.[29]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "State Boys Basketball Champions". OSSAA. Retrieved September 4, 2010. 
  2. ^ Daniel Orton Recruiting Profile
  3. ^ It's official: Kentucky's Eric Bledsoe, Daniel Orton will stay in NBA draft
  4. ^ Daniel Orton signs Orlando Magic contract
  5. ^ Magic assign first-round pick Orton to D-League USA Today, December 1, 2010
  6. ^ New Orleans Hornets 93, Orlando Magic 67
  7. ^ "Thunder Signs Daniel Orton". NBA.com. Retrieved 7 August 2012. 
  8. ^ Thunder waive 3, keep Liggins
  9. ^ Thunder re-sign Orton after Harden trade
  10. ^ DeAndre Liggins and Daniel Orton Assigned to Tulsa 66ers
  11. ^ 2012-13 NBA Assignments
  12. ^ OKC Thunder waive center Daniel Orton
  13. ^ Sixers sign Daniel Orton, waive Tim Ohlbrecht
  14. ^ Notebook: Pacers 106, 76ers 98
  15. ^ Philadelphia 76ers waive center Daniel Orton
  16. ^ Fab Melo, Daniel Orton Moved in Four-Team Trade
  17. ^ Wizards Sign Six for Training Camp
  18. ^ Wizards waive Daniel Orton to trim roster to 17
  19. ^ Daniel Orton signs with Shanxi
  20. ^ Shanxi Zhongyu sign Jeremy Tyler
  21. ^ Daniel Orton signs with Sichuan Blue Whales
  22. ^ The complete list of players available from China
  23. ^ Daniel Orton signs in the Philippines with Purefoods Star Hotshots
  24. ^ NBA veteran Daniel Orton goes ballistic, says Manny Pacquiao playing pro hoops 'a joke', Richard Dy, spin.ph, February 18, 2015
  25. ^ ORTON FINED P250K, PBA.ph, February 20, 2015
  26. ^ Purefoods sends Daniel Orton home, risks playing all-Filipino as Bowles set for measurement, Richard Dy, spin.ph, February 21, 2015
  27. ^ Daniel Orton Added to Drive's Roster
  28. ^ Grand Rapids Drive Waive Daniel Orton
  29. ^ NBA D-League 2014-15 Transactions

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