Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Daniel Orton will be Assigned to the NBA D-League


Former Kentucky big man Daniel Orton will be assigned to the NBA D-League's New Mexico Thunderbirds, according to a source.

Here is an excerpt from FanHouse.com:

Daniel Orton, one of five first round picks out of the University of Kentucky this past draft, will be assigned to the NBA Development League's New Mexico Thunderbirds from the Orlando Magic, according to a source.

Orton, the 29th overall pick in this year's draft, has been hampered by a knee injury sustained earlier this year and has yet to play in a game for the team that drafted him based purely on his size and potential after averaging a paltry 3.4 points, 3.3 rebounds and 1.4 blocks as a freshman for the Wildcats. While it's been reported that Orton recently returned to full-court drills, his conditioning has always been a question and it likely didn't help that he hasn't been able to practice.


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