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76ers waive Daniel Orton

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Bad news for one former Cat this evening: Daniel Orton has been waived by the Philadelphia 76ers.

Orton joined the team during training camp and averaged 3 points and 2.8 rebounds in 11.4 minutes per game. He played in 22 games, starting four, and had a season high 10 points and 10 rebounds in the 76ers’ win over Indiana on November 23rd.

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23 Comments for 76ers waive Daniel Orton



  1. Basteballer
    6:05 pm January 7, 2014 Permalink

    I have no evidence to support it but I hear he’s a good kid.



  2. Andrew Bynum
    6:16 pm January 7, 2014 Permalink

    Sweet! Now I can go back to Philly…



  3. jmfatz47
    6:30 pm January 7, 2014 Permalink

    Making room for Bynum perhaps? Sucks for Orton. He should get on somewhere else tho……plenty of teams need a C



  4. Sorry but
    6:38 pm January 7, 2014 Permalink

    He should have stayed in school.



  5. Dr. Wildcat
    6:43 pm January 7, 2014 Permalink

    Hey, those are the stats he averaged at UK! At least he’s consistent!



  6. kyfan51
    6:48 pm January 7, 2014 Permalink

    He can always fall back on his uk education.



  7. CaptObvious
    6:51 pm January 7, 2014 Permalink

    The reality is that he has made more money in those years riding the pine than most people on this blog make in a lifetime.
    So I for one won’t be shedding any tears for him as he struggles to make it in the D League.



    • PhilUK18
      7:50 pm January 7, 2014 Permalink

      Agreed. Very worst case scenario would be that he goes abroad to play, and he would of course still make a pretty good living doing that. I don’t think he would be in this situation though had he stayed for another year here, so that’s kind of unfortunate.



  8. Brad
    6:52 pm January 7, 2014 Permalink

    This surprises me because the other 2 fringe big men in a Philly (Allen and Davies) are duds. That said, while Orton looked pretty good early on there, his motor has been pathetic over the past few games. He sometimes simply doesn’t seem to care.



  9. Mitch Barnhart
    6:58 pm January 7, 2014 Permalink

    His selfishness is catching up, he was quick to leave UK. Couldn’t wait one month extra! Great stats though, he will dominate in a Johnson center pickup game



  10. STOOPS TROOPS
    7:05 pm January 7, 2014 Permalink

    76ers are using him as escape goat



    • Hal
      7:58 pm January 7, 2014 Permalink

      i see what u did there



  11. Brad
    7:37 pm January 7, 2014 Permalink

    The cut him to sign a D League guy to a 10 day.

    And Arnett Moultrie is returning from injury.



  12. Colby
    7:42 pm January 7, 2014 Permalink

    This kid was a top ten pick if he would of stayed in school for one more year. He could of been a starting center in the league around this time of his career. What a waste of talent.



  13. Cat Fan
    7:48 pm January 7, 2014 Permalink

    I wish we could just all agree that Orton is not a former Wildcat.



  14. binarysolo
    7:57 pm January 7, 2014 Permalink

    Hey Sixers GM, can Orton stick around past Tuesday?

    GM: He can’t, motha#@¬Ęka!



  15. E
    7:59 pm January 7, 2014 Permalink

    I don’t get how Orton is not more productive. He has great size, strength and athleticism. Pretty good hands and coordination. He has all the tools, is it just effort?



  16. ylosgringos
    10:44 pm January 7, 2014 Permalink

    Troll heat check. Matt Jones is a filthy Appalachian ambulance chaser with a Napoleon complex in his pants. Under/over on removal by perusal?



  17. Jason
    11:14 pm January 7, 2014 Permalink

    Good.



  18. Big Curt
    10:00 am January 8, 2014 Permalink

    Maybe DMC needs a backup in Sacramento? Oh, wait……lol



  19. SeoulCat
    10:21 am January 8, 2014 Permalink

    BBN: Come on, Daniel. You’ll bounce back. Pick yourself up.
    Orton: I can’t M*tha F*ck&$!!!



  20. TubesInColorado
    10:56 am January 8, 2014 Permalink

    His dad should be punched in the mouth.



  21. Coyote Hunter
    3:01 pm January 8, 2014 Permalink

    Daniel who? don’t remember him…or tryin to forget