NBA Draft: Daniel Orton was the Best Available to Orlando Magic?

June 25th, 2010 by Brett Roberts Leave a reply »
I always hear so much about "upside."  At some point, however, I think a line needs to be drawn.  First of all, Orton should not have entered the draft this year, but should have waited to get some playing time at the college level before moving on.

What's more is that Orton didn't do all that much with the time he had.  I speak with no sarcasm when I say that I think I personally could average 3 and 3 with 13 mins.  I might do it differently than him, but my point is that he should be at least 6 ppg and 4.5 rpg in those minutes.

I really question Otis's decision making sometimes, but I was among those that wanted Okafor over Dwight Howard in the 2004 draft.  Maybe Otis is better at spotting talent, but I doubt myself that Orton is even in the league three years from now.  He's just not polished enough, and sometimes potential is overrated.

I hope he proves me wrong.  I never like to see players completely strike out, but it's hard to support Orton when he is being drafted for essentially doing nothing at the previous level.

Still though, I stand by that prediction:  Orton will not be in the lea ...

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