OKC Thunder Signed Daniel Orton to Non-Guaranteed Contract

The Oklahoma City Thunder have signed center Daniel Orton to a non-guaranteed training camp contract. A former first round pick in the 2010 Draft, Orton did not appear in any games as a rookie after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery. In two seasons with the Orlando Magic, Orton averaged 2.8 points and 2.4 rebounds per game. NewsOK.com has the details: “Orton, a 6-foot-10 center, will join the team on a non-guaranteed training camp contract and is not assured a spot on the opening night roster. The off-season additions of Perry Jones III, Hasheem Thabeet and Hollis Thompson bumped the number of players under contract with the Thunder to the league-maximum 15. Orton is expected to be one of a handful of training camp invitees who must fight to make the final roster. In January, the Magic declined to pick up Orton’s third-year option, making him an unrestricted free agent this summer. Orton, who will turn 22 on Monday, is now believed to be fully healthy.”