Thunder Sign Daniel Orton
The Oklahoma City Thunder signed center Daniel Orton, it was announced today by Executive Vice President and General Manager Sam Presti.
Orton (6-10, 255), who signed with the Thunder D-League affiliate Tulsa 66ers earlier today, is the first Thunder NBA D-League GATORADE call-up of the 2012-13 NBA season.
The center saw action in one preseason contest for the Thunder and tallied 13 points and three rebounds in 19 minutes. Last season, Orton appeared in 16 games (two starts) as a member of the Orlando Magic where he recorded averages of 2.8 points and 2.5 rebounds in 11.7 minutes per contest.
After attending Bishop McGuiness High School in Oklahoma City, Orton spent one year at the University of Kentucky where he averaged 3.4 points, 3.3 rebounds and 1.40 blocks during his freshman season.