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Sixers sign Daniel Orton for rest of training camp

Oct 16, 2013, 2:25 PM EDT

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The Philadelphia 76ers are trying to find any kind of big man rotation that might work. And by might work I mean be better than the Kentucky front line, not actually win the Sixers a bunch of games.

We shouldn’t sell the solid Spencer Hawes short, and if he eventually pairs with a healthy Nerlens Noel there is potential, but the rest of bigs in Sixers camp isn’t inspiring: Lavoy Allen, Kwame Brown, Mac Kowshal and Arnett Moultrie.

Now you can add Daneil Orton to the mix — he is in and Tim Ohlbrecht is out, reports CSNPhilly.com. This is not a guaranteed contract; the Sixers can still cut Orton.

Orton, a power forward, was the No. 29 pick in the first round by the Magic, he spent two years in Orlando, they let him go and he spent last year on Oklahoma City’s bench, but was waived again.

We’ll see if he can even make the Sixers roster. He has shown a limited offensive game and hasn’t dome much on defense — he spent a chunk of time (31 games) in the D-League last season, we’ll see if those minutes helped his game at all.

  1. qpoiu1 - Oct 16, 2013 at 2:30 PM

    Fun fact: this guy was a 5-star player in NBA 2K12 when you tried to involve him in a trade, seems legit

    • spursareold - Oct 16, 2013 at 3:28 PM

      Must have accidentally inserted his high school rating, tbh.

    • ryanrockzzz - Oct 16, 2013 at 3:55 PM

      HA, I DO remember that. Remember J.J. Hickson also being a four star player, and Beasley was beast also.

    • 00maltliquor - Oct 16, 2013 at 4:43 PM

      I swear I was thinking about that as I was reading this article and was thinking about bringing that up too until I saw your comment! His contracts were ridiculous too, always $10,0000,000+ per year…..and he was rated in the 50’s!

  2. spursareold - Oct 16, 2013 at 3:26 PM

    Daniel Orton – poster child for “Stay in School”. He only played one year at KY at about 12-13 minutes per game, WAY too raw to come out.

  3. cheeks9441 - Oct 16, 2013 at 3:49 PM

    Orton, a power forward, was the No. 29 pick in the first round by the Magic, he spent two years in Orlando, they let him go and he spent last year on Oklahoma City’s bench, but was waived again.

    I honestly don’t understand how an 8-year-old could write a run-on sentence like that, let alone a professional writer.

    • cheeks9441 - Oct 16, 2013 at 3:54 PM

      Not to mention the other misspellings, run-on sentences and general sloppiness in this five-paragraph story

  4. misremembered72 - Oct 16, 2013 at 4:35 PM

    hey, hey lets not forget royce white! if he can just……

  5. themagicfanguy - Oct 16, 2013 at 5:31 PM

    Man this dude was so horrible with the Magic…

    • 00maltliquor - Oct 16, 2013 at 5:37 PM

      Did he even get on the floor to even make that kind of statement? lol!

  6. tcclark - Oct 16, 2013 at 7:55 PM

    Another example of a player coming out of college too early. Had he stayed in school, he might have panned out in this league

  7. thesportsguru7 - Oct 17, 2013 at 5:51 AM

    Not sure why you’re lumping Arnett Moultrie in with those other guys. Moultrie at least has a ton of potential and flashed what made him a top 15 pick in limited minutes last year. If it wasn’t for an ankle injury he would have the 4 spot locked down.

    • jonevans511 - Oct 17, 2013 at 11:47 AM

      Very glad you said that sports guru. I could not agree more on Moultrie. I went to dozens of home games last year and in the limited minutes Collins let Moultrie play, he showed more than just potential. He’s obviously been working on his post moves, he hustles WAY more than Hawes and just about every other big we have, and he has a knack for being in great position to make a play on defense (even if he doesn’t get a block, for example, he forces the offensive player to take an awkward/off-balance shot).

      This kid can be at least a 10 & 10 guy, but I honestly believe he can be even better than that. As long as he continues to work hard and buys in to whatever system our new coach implements, he should get a legit chance to show us the full Moultrie.

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