It’s Daniel Orton News Day here at KSR, which is easily one of the 365 most exciting days of the year. This morning, we told you Orton will be sent to the D-League to play for New Mexico, but that’s not all the noise D.O. is making on the Orlando roster wire. Smart NBA people in Orlando say Daniel Orton could be involved in a trade between the Orlando Magic and the Washington Reebok Zig-Techs. Orlando is interested in acquiring Gilbert Arenas and Daniel Orton’s name is in the mix…
From Orlando Pinstriped Post:
The Orlando Magic have engaged the Washington Wizards in an ongoing trade dialog centered around Wizards shooting guard Gilbert Arenas, Orlando Pinstriped Post has learned. What Orlando would send Washington in return for the three-time All-Star is less clear, but the proposed deal likely includes shooting guard Vince Carter, according to a source. Wizards big man Andray Blatche, Magic forward Rashard Lewis, and Magic center Daniel Orton could also be involved. Both teams have a mutual understanding of what the trade might include, the source says, and it’s unclear what factors are holding up the trade. What is clear around the league, however, is that Magic President of Basketball Operations Otis Smith has his eye on Arenas. If Orlando is to make a major trade this season, Arenas will likely be the target.
If Orton does end up in Washington alongside John Wall, the Wizards need to do whatever it takes to trade for Demarcus Cousins, Eric Bledsoe, and Patrick Patterson. I bet they could even pick up recently unemployed Ramon Harris and Perry Stevenson for a cheap price. Mark Krebs is busy pursuing a television career, unfortunately.
Go NBA Cats.