Daniel Orton: NBA Draft Preview

June 16th, 2010 by Del Choc Leave a reply »
Daniel Orton
Height: 6'10''
Weight: 260 pounds
Age: 19-old
Position: power forward/center
College: Kentucky

Yes again, Kentucky head coach John Calipari is a coach for the ages. The guy is amazing at networking. He got Daniel Orton to invest in a role that would cater to DeMarcus Cousins's ego. Just look at the stats. Rasheed Wallace would say, "ball don't lie." In this case, stats do lie. Orton only averaged a dry 3 points, 3 rebounds, and 1 block per outing, which is anything but recognizable if you followed his stellar high-school career.

Anyhow, depending on who you ask, Orton projects from lottery to late first round selection. Had he attended another school, he'd probably be projected as a solid lottery pick.

He's like Andrew Bynum, but the only thing that separates the two is Orton didn't get denounced in a public conduit by Kobe Bryant: "Ship his ass," Bryant said during a hilarious era for the superstar in which he denounced Bynum while requesting a trade to the Bulls. Orton can evolve into a double-double player.

Watching his tapes, which are more fundamental based than anything, leave an open mind for possibilit ...

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