I don't know a lot about this kid but chad ford (who i don't like) has him going 10th overall. anyone explain if this is logical
its all based off potential, which is the dumbest thing. so stanley robinson should go 12 th overall then cuz hes a top 5 athlte in the draft, and has good enough potential.. WTF??? orton is an idiot
No way to explain that as logical lol. Chad Ford is not smart to me anyway. Orton isn't going to be a good player in the NBA. He's like Kwame Brown 2.0.
Not a crazy idea. I had him going in the lotto earlier. He is best fit for Houston for14 if he goes lottery
This Orton talk of possible lottery pick is the most RIDICULOUS thing I have ever heard...I dont see what Chad Ford is seeing...He has no offense at all...his back to the basket game and shot or HORRIBLE...I cant blame him for going pro if people are talking lottery for him but I do not see it at all!!!!
orton isnt gnna be a household name or even a bench player, or anything. he is kwame brown all over again
You are straight hating on Orton haha Unless you are on the KU coaching staff, how can you say this kid is going to be good or bad?? He barley even played!
Him going in front of Hassan Whiteside is like a rotten apple over an orange. I would take Hassan Whiteside.
Orton definitely isnt going to be kwame brown. That is just ridiculous. Kwame was a first overall pick. Orton might be a lottery pick but chances are he wont. Not even close to the same
the kids nineteen. he's a young yun . He def needs experience and he would get a lot more in college. but give him three years in the nba and see what he does. He's a project player and any team who drafts him needs to wait. just look at j j hickson. he produced more in college yes but took awhile to adjust in the nba. when hickson got drafted i was like nice player in the future but i was suprised they didnt go for somebody more ready for lebron to win early so they could keep him
10th may be a little high, but he definitely has a chance to go top 15
Whiteside should go before him but he looks like he can be a solid big man in a few years. With all these deep drafts and only a few guys ready from the jump, taking a potential guy that is a big is not really a bad move. Size is something that is much need in the NBA and Orton is said to be athletic and can defend and he has legit NBA size. You can play a guy with those specs because if your big can run jump dunk and play D, he should be able to get playing time until his offense comes around.
I'm not an Orton fan, but more power to him. In my opinion, if he gets drafted in the first round he made a great decision and if he is a lottery pick even better. Get paid for 4 years and hopefully get good enough or show enough glimpses to collect another paycheck. Worse case scenario you might have to go to another country and collect a few more paychecks. It's not my idea of how basketball should be, but there are a lot of guys that are content with it.
The funny thing is that everyone talks about Cousins being the hot head, but I have seen just as many hot headed moments from Orton if not more, including a few times where Cousins was calming Orton down.
Some of you guys obviously think GM's and scouts only watch games and never attend college practices. UK practices is where some of those execs really started to take notice of Orton. He was battling the best big guy in the country every day in practice. I still think you need to show more in games before you are truly ready to make this jump, but obviously there have been a lot of NBA personnel that are impressed with Daniel's potential.
All of this will be irrelevent come Team Workouts and Draft Combine in June.Orton will either prove hes a lottery pick or drop down to the late 1st Round.Once again practicing with Cousins, showing he can be an effective role player, being 19 with an NBA body all improve his stock.
Hes also athletic and strong watch as he runs down the floor with agillity and well...watch
Think about it... If Orton was playing for Gillespe he would have made him the featured player, while Calpari had the team rally around Wall and Cousins, had Orton decided to go to Oklahoma or another program he might have easily put up better numbers. I like this kid's potential, from his high school highlights, I definitely see Orton spending some time in the NBDL but I question why BJ Mullens dropped to 24th based on his High School potential, as much as scouts ooze about Orton's potential I don't see him going higher than BJ Mullens did because Orton wasn't near the High School recruit BJ was.
^ But at the same time, Mullens isn't the athlete or defensive presence that Orton is either. Fair or not, Mullens falls into that big, white stiff category and that hurts his future ceiling as a prospect. Not the case with Orton.
BJ Mullens and Daniel Orton are about the same level athlete. Actually, they're about the same types of players. The only real difference is Mullens is about 2 inches taller.
^ Sorry, but I don't see them being similar at all. JMO though.
I think Mullens has more offensive upside and post moves than Orton but 6000 good comparison
just because mullens is whithe doesnt mean that he isnt athletic.... if you guys say that he isnt athletic then you dont know shit about baskeball.... THAT GUY WAS SO DOMINANT IN HS JUST CAUSE HE WAS SO GOOD ATHLETE...
Orton is waaay better than Mullens.
LOL how is Daniel Orton way better than Mullens, Lodzio? How do you back that up?
MULLENS is TEN times the Athlete of Orton....Mullens could dunk between his legs with no problem...I know he is 7ft but that still takes a lot of athleticism and Orton could not touch that!..I just think Mullens has a terrible attitude and no work ethic and that is why he wont amount to anything, but Orton does not have the athletic tools of Mullens...