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Daniel Orton | Center/Forward

Team: Washington Wizards
Age / DOB:  (24) / 8/6/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 275
College: Kentucky
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Daniel Orton has reached an agreement with Shanxi in China.
Orton was waived by the Wizards on Thursday and is now headed to China. He was hoping to latch on to an NBA roster but will likely have to play out his contract overseas before he gets another opportunity. Oct 16 - 6:24 PM

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Wizards waive C Daniel Orton.

If he winds up on another team, he will be suspended for the first game of the season. Orton put on a few pounds and hasn't really been getting up and down the court very well. He's not expected to be on an NBA roster this season.
Oct 16 - 12:14 PM

Daniel Orton (strained calf) is playing for the Wizards in the Las Vegas Summer League, but he didn't practice on Sunday and is listed as day-to-day.

Orton's injury is "mild" but he may also just be out of shape -- in his only game in Vegas he scored four points, turned the ball over four times and committed six personal fouls in 17 minutes. Whether or not he earns a guaranteed NBA contract this season, Orton isn't worth fantasy owners' attention.
Jul 13 - 3:54 PM

Sixers waive C Daniel Orton.

Orton averaged 3.0 points, 2.8 rebounds and 0.7 blocks in 22 games this year. He may earn a few more 10-day contracts this season but he belongs in the fantasy FA pool.
Jan 7 - 5:10 PM

Daniel Orton will be suspended one game for his altercation in Saturday's game against the Blazers.

Orton won't play on Monday against the Nets. He's played just 4.1 minutes per game in December and is hanging on by a thread on the thin Philly roster.
Sun, Dec 15, 2013 04:44:00 PM

76ers big man Daniel Orton may be suspended by the league for throwing an elbow at Meyers Leonard during an on-court scuffle on Saturday.

Orton was ejected with a Flagrant-2 foul and it would be surprising if the NBA doesn't punish him since his elbow was directed at Leonard's head. Even if he is suspended, it shouldn't make any impact for fantasy owners.
Source: Delco Times
Sun, Dec 15, 2013 09:40:00 AM

76ers big man Daniel Orton picked up a DNP-CD on Friday after starting the Sixers' previous two games.

His temporary surge into the starting lineup came with Spencer Hawes (knee) and Thaddeus Young (personal) both unavailable, and anyone who picked him up should obviously cut him. Asked about Orton's DNP, coach Brett Brown responded, "Part of the NBA. You’ve got so many bigs. It’s horses for courses, depending on who you’re playing."
Source: Delco Times
Sun, Dec 1, 2013 12:35:00 PM

Daniel Orton started Saturday's game and posted his first double-double of the season with 10 points and 10 rebounds in 36 minutes.

Orton also swatted two shots, but it's telling that this was his best line of the season. Once Spencer Hawes (knee) and Thaddeus Young (personal) return, Orton will be back on the fantasy scrap heap as a middling backup big man.
Sat, Nov 23, 2013 10:09:00 PM

Daniel Orton scored four points on 1-of-3 shooting with six rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block in 19 minutes on Friday against the Bucks.

Orton started his second straight game with Thad Young out and this low-end line would only really serve deeper leagues, so there's no reason to pay Orton much fantasy attention yet.
Sat, Nov 23, 2013 12:41:00 AM

Daniel Orton started at power forward for the Sixers on Wednesday and had six points, six rebounds and a block in 17 minutes.

The fact he's still in the league, let alone starting for someone, is pretty impressive, but he has no fantasy value unless Thaddeus Young (personal) happens to miss several games. And even then, it's doubtful that you'd want to own Orton.
Wed, Nov 20, 2013 11:57:00 PM

Daniel Orton (knee) did not play in Monday's game against the Spurs.

He was available to play, but never saw any game action and may be out of the rotation. Move along, there's nothing to see here.
Mon, Nov 11, 2013 11:19:00 PM

Daniel Orton (knee) is available to play against the Spurs on Monday.

He said this is nothing he can't play through. That's not a surprise since this is an injury to the knee that hasn't been reconstructed. Still, Orton is playing just 13.4 minutes per game and is not a big part of the Sixers' rotation.
Mon, Nov 11, 2013 05:54:00 PM

76ers center Daniel Orton will miss his second consecutive game on Sunday with a sore right knee.

Spencer Hawes and Lavoy Allen will each have a few extra minutes in Orton's absence. He remains day-to-day in advance of Monday's game vs. the Spurs.
Sat, Nov 9, 2013 06:42:00 PM

Daniel Orton (right knee soreness) will not play against the Cavs.

Coach Brett Brown said Orton could be back in the lineup on Saturday. This is to his knee and not the one that had multiple surgeries before he entered the league in 2010. Spencer Hawes played 39 minutes on Wednesday and figures to get a bigger workload than his usual 30 minutes-per-game average. Hollis Thompson could pick up some minutes, too.
Fri, Nov 8, 2013 05:26:00 PM

Daniel Orton is listed as day-to-day with knee soreness.

While this isn't the same knee that has previously plagued Orton, he has dealt with knee issues in the past so this isn't great news. He's averaging just over 15 minutes per game this season, so fantasy owners in anything but the deepest of leagues shouldn't be too affected if Orton is forced to miss any time.
Thu, Nov 7, 2013 12:12:00 PM

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