News: The Thunder recalled guards Jeremy Lamb and DeAndre Liggins as well as center Daniel Orton from the Tulsa 66ers of the NBA-Development league, the team announced Tuesday.
Analysis: Ortobn has spent much of his brief career getting shuffled back and forth to the D-League as he has only appeared in 24 games in two years. While the Thunder are intrigued by the 22-year-old's skill set, he doesn't hold much value in seasonal formats right now.
News: The Thunder recalled center Daniel Orton from the Tulsa 66ers of the NBA Development League the team announced Tuesday. Orton, who was sent down to the D-League last Monday, averaged 11.6 points and 10 rebounds during his most recent three-game stretch with the 66ers.
Analysis: Orton has been splitting his time between the NBADL and NBA as he has been recalled and sent down numerous times this season. That trend will likely continue moving forward as the 22-year-old was recalled Tuesday just to help provide some depth at this position on the bench. Despite still having some nice upside, Orton should not be owned in any formats at this point in the season.
News: The Thunder assigned rookie guard Jeremy Lamb and forward Daniel Orton to the Tulsa 66ers of the NBA Development League, the team announced Monday. Orton has only appeared in one game this season, which came back in November.
Analysis: At just 22 years old, Orton still has a ton of potential and the Thunder are considering him more of a long-term project at this point. They sent him back down to the D-League so he can continue to play on a daily basis as there just aren't any minutes for him right now. While Orton does have some upside, he should only be owned in deeper long-term keeper formats at this point.
News: The Thunder recalled forward Perry Jones and center Daniel Orton from the Tulsa 66ers of the D-League on Sunday.
Analysis: The 22-year-old Orton has played in just one game for the Thunder this year and saw just two minutes. He has low-end Fantasy value at this point in all formats.
News: Continuing its season-long rotation with the three players, the Thunder sent guard Jeremy Lamb, forward Perry Jones and center Daniel Orton to the NBA Development League on Friday. All of them have shuffled between the lower level and Oklahoma City throughout the season.
Analysis: Orton has received playing time in only one game for the Thunder this season, scoring two points in two minutes against Cleveland on Nov. 11. He is only bench fodder at this point and should continue to be ignored in all Fantasy formats at this point.
News: After a brief appearance at the lower level, the Thunder recalled guard Jeremy Lamb and center Daniel Orton from the NBA Development League on Monday. The two were dropped to the D-League last Friday.
Analysis: Orton hasn't generated much playing time during his rookie campaign with Oklahoma City and is averaging just 2.0 minutes in one game with the NBA club. He should not be viewed a worthwhile Fantasy option at this point in the season.
News: The Thunder assigned center Daniel Orton and guard Jeremy Lamb to Oklahoma City's NBA Development League affiliate in Tulsa on Friday.
Analysis: Orton has seen action in just one game this season and clearly needs some more work before being ready to contribute in the NBA. He will serve as a bench player once returning to the Thunder and should not be viewed as a worthwhile Fantasy option at this point.
News: The Thunder recalled guard Jeremy Lamb and center Daniel Orton from the NBA Development League on Monday following an appearance at the minor level. Orton was sent to the D-League in mid-November after playing in just one game with Oklahoma City.
Analysis: Orton shined during the preseason, but did not earn the opportunity to carry that success into the regular season. He will continue to serve as a bench player in his latest run with the Thunder and should not be viewed as a worthwhile Fantasy option at this point.
News: The Thunder has waived Daniel Orton, Andy Rautins and Hollis Thompson Saturday, reports the Oklahoman.
Analysis: Orton was expected to blossom into a contributing big man in the NBA but that has yet to happen. He has low-end Fantasy value until he establishes himself.
News: With the Magic desperately thin in the front court as a result of Dwight Howards lingering back injury and Glen Davis knee injury on Sunday, the team was forced to turn to little-used reserve center Daniel Orton against the Cavaliers. Orton, who entered the game with 45 career minutes to his name, played a career-high 29 minutes, recording career bests across the board. He finished the game with 11 points, four rebounds and an assist, while also making a huge impact on the defensive side of the ball, blocking three shots and grabbing five steals.
Analysis: Orton may get a crash course in the NBA, as the Magic are still jostling for position in the playoffs with six games remaining. With no other true centers on the roster, the team may need to rely on Orton down the stretch, depending on how serious Davis injury is. Even if the team does turn to Orton for the final six games, he is too unproven to be worth using in any Fantasy format.
News: For the second time this season Magic center Daniel Orton got into a game. He saw two minutes on Wednesday night against the Nets, but failed to score. Orlando would beat New Jersey, 108-91.
Analysis: Orton has not gotten off the bench much this season for the Magic, despite being one of the few big men on the roster. Orton has been slowed by knee issues ever since he entered the league and never really got a chance to prove himself with Orlando. Fantasy owners should keep an eye on where he winds up playing next season, but for now he's not worth owning in any format.
News: The Magic will not exercise their team option on C Daniel Orton for the 2012-13 season, reports, the Orlando Sentinel. Orton, who the was team's first round-round draft pick back in 2010, has yet to appear in a game for Orlando. "It's nothing against Daniel. He's done what he's supposed to do. He's gotten himself in good shape. He's worked his tail off. It's nothing against him at all. It's just the way everything fell this year," general manager Otis Smith said.
Analysis: Orton has been slowed by knee issues ever since he entered the league and never really got a chance to prove himself with Orlando. He will now be a free agent next season, but says he understands the nature of the business he is in. "I haven't done anything on the court to prove that I can play or anything, so I understand why they did it," Orton said. "But I don't understand a lot of things, such as why I didn't get a chance maybe to showcase what I have." Fantasy owners should keep an eye on where he winds up playing next season. However, he will need to prove himself before he would be worth using in Fantasy moving forward.
News: The Orlando Sentinel reports Magic GM Otis Smith said Monday that center Daniel Orton (knee) is cleared medically to play if there is an Orlando summer league.
Analysis: There is a good chance the Orlando summer league will be canceled like the Las Vegas summer league due to the labor problems. Still, it's a good sign that Orton is healthy. Heading into 2011-12, Orton has minimal Fantasy value. He should not be drafted in the majority of leagues.
News: The Magic will be looking for a backup center this offseason to spell Dwight Howard at times but might already have their man of the roster. Daniel Orton, who was the team's first-round pick out of Kentucky last season, believes he is the one who could fill that roll. "I believe I am," Orton told the Orlando Sentinel. "I believe I am for so many reasons, but I'd rather not say because it would only raise expectations higher. I'm not a sayer. I'm a doer." Orton didn't get on the floor after battling a lingering left knee injuries, which eventually required surgery in late December. However, he is expected to make a full recovery by next season. "I haven't been comfortable on it yet. It's a mental thing now," he said. "Hopefully, over time, I'll forget about my knee and play."
Analysis: Orton surprised a lot of people when he decided to leave school early and did not have a very memorable rookie campaign. The 20-year-old did not play well in the summer league and then was injured in his second game in the D-League playing for the New Mexico Thunderbirds. He does have talent and according to general manger Otis Smith will have a shot prove his worth. "The summer is going to be big for Daniel, no question," Smith said. "One hundred and 10 percent depends on Daniel." While Orton doesn't have much Fantasy value at the moment, he is a player worth monitoring over the next few months. There is a ton of upside to his game and he could be in line to see 20-to-25 minutes a game next season if he earns the backup job behind Howard. As of right now, Orton is a player who could be ignored on Draft Day but that could change over the summer months. Stay tuned.
News: The Orlando Sentinel reports that Magic first-round pick Daniel Orton is working out twice a day with Magic staff, rehabbing the left knee he had arthroscopic surgery on back in December. It's unlikely he'll be available to the Magic this season, even for practice. Orton said it's "hard to say" when exactly he'll begin playing basketball again. "It's tough," he said. "I'll just keep going at it."
Analysis: Orton was a long shot to see any time on the active roster this season. He was only recalled so the Magic could evaluate his knee now. Continue to ignore him in Fantasy.
News: Orlando C Daniel Orton is still suffering from a knee injury and is not expected to suit up for the Magic at any point this season, reports the Orlando Sentinel. Even if Orton were healthy, which he is not, he would be unlikely to play due to not being ready or knowing the system.
Analysis: The Magic could use Orton as insurance for Dwight Howard, but he's not going to help the club this year. Leave him on waivers in all Fantasy formats at this time.
News: Magic C Daniel Orton, who missed the entire preseason and has yet to play during the regular season because of a knee injury, had successful surgery Thursday, according to the Orlando Sentinel.
Analysis: Orton expects to practice around the All-Star break, but he's still a long way from contributing in Fantasy, especially since he plays on the same team as Dwight Howard. You can leave him on the waiver wire.
News: Orlando center Daniel Orton, who was recalled from the NBDL on Monday, told the Orlando Sentinel , that he will likely have arthroscopic surgery on his left knee within the next two weeks to repair cartilage damage. Orton injured his knee during a recent NBA Development League stint and will likely be out until at least the All-Star break in mid-February.
Analysis: Orton is a long shot to see any time on the active roster this season. He was only recalled so the Magic could evaluate his knee now will be sidelined for the next two months. Continue to ignore him in Fantasy.
News: Orlando C Daniel Orton was recalled from the NBDL on Monday. That said, Orton was only recalled because he injured his left knee in a D-League game on Saturday. The team called him up in order to evaluate the injury and send him for an MRI, reports the Orlando Sentinel.
Analysis: Orton is a long shot to see any time on the active roster this season. He wasn't recalled in order to play but to get evaluated for what might be a serious injury. He won't have Fantasy value anytime soon.
News: The Magic assigned C Daniel Orton to the New Mexico Thunderbirds of the Developmental League on Wednesday. Orton has yet to play in an NBA game.
Analysis: Orton doesn't figure to see NBA action anytime soon and will likely never get significant minutes. You can leave him on waivers in Fantasy.