Friday, October 17, 2014

Daniel Orton is Headed to China for 2014-15

Former University of Kentucky center Daniel Orton is headed to China for the 2014-15 season.

Orton, who was recently waived by the Washington Wizards, has signed with Shanxi Zhongyu in China's top-level CBA league.

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Shanxi Zhongyu (CBA) agreed terms with 24-year old American forward Daniel Orton (208-116kg-90, college: Kentucky). He was about to sign at Washington Wizards in the NBA. The last season Orton played at Maine Red Claws in D-League. In 24 games he had 11.3ppg, 7.2rpg, 1.8apg and 2.1bpg. He also played at 76ers in NBA that season. In 21 games he recorded 3.1ppg and 2.9rpg.

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Orton never appeared in a preseason game for the Wizards. He missed several games with a calf injury.

If Orton does end up back in the NBA, he'll be suspended for one regular season game for leaving the bench during a dust up between the Wizards and Bulls.

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