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"Daniel Orton’s current contract with the Sixers is non-guaranteed,
meaning that the team can still cut ties with him, but the former
Kentucky Wildcat may very well stick with the team heading into the
The Sixers, a team made up of a plethora of unproven players,
including many guards, desperately need big bodies. Kwame Brown and
flattop phenom Nerlens Noel are both out indefinitely. Royce White’s
fear of flying may limit his availability to the team, and Lavoy Allen
is overweight, or oversleeping, or some combination thereof.
In short, the Sixers need size, and the 6’10’’, 275 pound Orton offers that, if little else at this point.
“He is a big man that is mobile,” Sixers head coach Brett Brown said of the center.
“It is obvious that we need some height and some bulk that he
provides. It is just a matter of time before we learn where we can slot
Orton has yet to make a splash in the league since being selected 29th
overall by the Orlando Magic in the 2010 NBA Draft after only a single
season at Kentucky. He is only 23 however, and certainly still has the
opportunity to improve; an opportunity that may be afforded to him due
to the Sixers’ dearth of depth.
The Orton addition fits well into the precedent of adding
low-risk/high-reward players that Sam Hinkie has established since he
first set foot in Philly. If Orton doesn’t pan out, it doesn’t hurt the
Sixers in the short, or long term. If he plays solidly for the Sixers
however, he could be used as a building block for the franchise going
forward, or as trade bait.
Orton showed some potential in the D-League last season, averaging 12
points and almost 8 rebounds in 28 minutes of action per game for the
Tulsa 66ers. If he can harness some of this potential into production
then Orton could find himself in the Sixers’ rotation this season."