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Sipping 'Daniel Orton Juice!'

Daniel Orton
6'10''
260-lbs
19-old
PF/C
Freshman

Calipari, yeah again, is a coach of the ages. The guy is amazing at networking. He got Daniel Orton to invest in a role that would cater to Cousins's ego. Just look at the stats. Rasheed Wallace would say, 'ball don't lie'; in this case, 'stats lie'. Orton only averaged a dry 3ppg, 3rpg, and 1bpg, which is any but recognizable if you followed his lick of work in high-school. Anyhow, Orton projects all-over the draft, from lottery to late-first. Had he went somewhere else and played, you're possibly projecting him a solid top-5 (or -10) pick, given the 6-foot-10 contour that holds about 250 with the capability of blocking shots and posing difficult fronts for his opposition. He's like Andrew Bynum, but the only thing that separates the two is Orton didn't get denounced in a public conduit: "Ship his ass." (That was the hilarious era for Kobe Bryant in that denouncing Andrew Bynum, requesting trade to Bulls, and questioning Lakers involvement, making everything he stated salty in its postlude.) Orton can evolve into a 15-10-2 player at max. I carry that sentiment closely. Watching his tapes, which are more fundamental based than anything, leaves a open mind for possibilities. His anticipation for timing shots was shown earlier this year against Florida, blocking eight shots total in the only two meetings they had this previous season. Though his season wasn't spectacular in terms of those around him -- Wall, Patterson, Cousins. Much of that can be excused by the knee injury he suffered in high-school. That might rear its negative head once draft-month gets a full head of steam. Who knows. But his post-moves are more advanced than one assume, showing feel, agility, and a hook-shot with the opposition on his back, who tries everything but fails to match his precipitous moves. He can be backing you down one-minute, the next using a powerful drop-step for two. And he has the perfect repetition in hand-movement, which shouldn't go understated. Rebounding, he's strong at; Free-throw shooting, again, he's focused; Post-Defense, he's practically unmovable there. Plus, for some reason, like every extra pass he makes is not only crucial, but rewarding -- IQ. A lot of teams can use Orton down the road, or for that matter, possibly right now. (Pistons is one team that can use him, but touching him with the sixth pick wouldn't maximize their privilege of free choice.)

Projection: 11-26

Bulls: I've mention Bulls need size, big-men that can sprint, and doggonit, a natural shot-blocker. Noah isn't that player I sit well with when you're inviting the concept of natural shot-blockers, someone that can hold his ground throughout a 82-game season. Pit Bulls have a upside for ripping through you, not so much a Poodle.

I quit playin.


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lol...booty meat.. your a

lol...booty meat..

your a clown..

I dont think Orton will be very good in the NBA, I could be wrong though

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lol

lol

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Orton is a BUM

I live in Kentucky and have watched every one of his games...He is a 6'10 center that has no offense or post moves what so ever...I dont get where you come off saying he has advanced post moves??? That would be his worst attribute...He has some skill defesively, but looks very stiff at times...He has no jump shot what so ever and to play in the leage now a days, you have to be able to step out and hit a 12 footer (besides Dwight Howard who is just a FREAK) and that is not something he can do...If anyone takes him in the first round, it will be a bust..I actually think it helped Orton to only play the minutes he did...Not because of numbers (Obviously numbers would be better with more PT), but he would get exposed if he actually had to do anything offensively for a team.

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correction off previous comment...

He has no jump shot what so ever and to play in the leage now a days, you have to be able to step out and hit a 12 footer (besides Dwight Howard who is just a FREAK) and that is not something he CANNOT do...

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I dont really know. He barely

I dont really know.
He barely played in College, had nothing to show.
I'm one of those guys that think he should go back to college.
But hey, if he gets drafted in the first round averaging 3 and 3
getting alot of money and a guaranteed contract, thats pretty good

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It there were no age minimum

It there were no age minimum in the league, we probably would not be having this conversation, think about it. I am not saying Orton will be good or bad, but dont sleep just because he only avg 3.4 points, 3.3 rebounds, and 1.4 blocks in 13.2 minutes per game. Brandon Jennings avg 5.5 points, 1.6 rebounds, 2.2 assists, and 1.5 steals in 17.0 minutes per game in Italy. If scouts were basing what he could do in the NBA based on his lack of playing time and numbers, (which they were) then most of the teams that passed on him (9) would feel stupid (which they are). Yeah it was professional ball, but he wasnt playing behind Cousins/Patterson type talent (NBA Lottery pick talent). Had Jennings been able to come straight out of high school, he was projected as a top 5 pick regardless of who was in the draft. I remember that out of high school most scouts felt he was the most NBA ready in his class. Do you guys think Orton is a scrub because he doesnt have Cousins' like talent or potential?

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First off he didn't get to

First off he didn't get to show off his offensive because he didn't get playing time, and when he did he was supossed to play defense.

Second off he was coming a serious knee injury, he probably wasn't 100% this year

Third off he has a really nice jump shot and even hit three's regularly in high school, just watch his game, he's got good range.

I think he was just limited in college because of playing time, his knee, and that he was expected to play defense, I see him panning out really well in the NBA.

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He was not a Calipari

He was not a Calipari recruit, he was a guy who signed with Billy Gillispie and didn't get dumped when Calipari took over. He also barely played as a senior in high school because of a bad knee. As a freshman, he barely played and when he did it wasn't exactly impactful performances. Could he develop into an NBA player? Yes, clearly scouts going to see Wall, Patterson, and Cousins came away impressed with his physical frame. To make any sort of meaningful projection as to what he could be in five years is complete guess work. 15-10 seems really extreme given his lack of court time over the past couple years, and factoring in that nothing he showed this past season suggests he is going to give any sort of contribution as a rookie. He seems like another B.J. Mullens in that he is probably going to spend some time in the NBDL, and if he lands on a team who is in the playoffs or competing for a spot will be rendered completely meaningless.

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Thats Crazy, so you got that

Thats Crazy, so you got that whole assessment watching of him playing 10-14 minutes a game at 3pt 3 bounds???? We really don't know anything about this kid and nor do scouts. They may get an idea through private workouts but thats not the tell all

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delfam...

**********First off he didn't get to show off his offensive because he didn't get playing time, and when he did he was supossed to play defense.

Second off he was coming a serious knee injury, he probably wasn't 100% this year

Third off he has a really nice jump shot and even hit three's regularly in high school, just watch his game, he's got good range.

I think he was just limited in college because of playing time, his knee, and that he was expected to play defense, I see him panning out really well in the NBA.*************

In response to this...

So you are saying when he came in the game he was only supposed to play defense??? Im sure Calipari told him to do just that and never do any offense...He didnt do it because he cant...HE DOES NOT HAVE A JUMP SHOT...I have seen him play alot...not just nationally televised games...and he CANNOT SHOOT...He wants to get that pay day and I am betting, he is out of the league after his first contract...Cant blame him for going pro though if he does get that gauranteed contract, thats a couple mill for just a few years of work...but there is no long term nba career coming out of DANIEL ORTON...

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I'm actually quite sure

I'm actually quite sure Calipari told Orton not to shoot, and when he did miss them, and then play defense by fouling incredibly high rates. He also told him to keep his magnificent range a secret by being really bad at free throw shooting. Actually, Calipari tells all his players to be bad at free throw shooting. This has to be the explanation for why his teams are always brutal from the line, right?

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he has a little jumper, out

he has a little jumper, out to about 10 feet he can knock it down, you just haven't seen it at kentucky because of the lack of PT. He doesn't have any post moves but he has ok foot work which makes post moves easier. I don't think he can get 15 10 2 like someone said but he could be a legit 8 8 2 which isn't bad for a late first round pick.

I think if you put him in a situation where he has another good center on his team, kinda like what portland was doing with oden and pryzbilla each getting about 24 minutes a game.

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Here comes the plagiarism police.

This dude simply copied and pasted this article from

http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/hoops-in-view/2010/05/daniel-orton-610-2...

Way to cite your source.

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He barely played or didn't

He barely played or didn't play at all due to injury during his senior season of HS. He played and showed very little during his freshman season at Kentucky. Why is he even being listed as a potential first round pick? He's not that great of an athlete. He has good size/length, but nothing overwhelming. I just don't get it...

I'm baffled at the fact Chad Ford has him ranked as the 10th best prospect in the draft and so many of these other pre-mature mock drafts have him going in the lottery or close to it. It doesn't make sense.

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He has crazy potential!!!He will be better than Cousins in 5 years!!

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Here is a highlight video of

Here is a highlight video of him from high school, he definetly has a jump shot and even can dribble alittle, he also shows very good mobility, I think the knee might still been an issue last year.

http://rivals.yahoo.com/video/recruiting-basketball/Daniel-Orton-Highlig...

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no way he is better than

no way he is better than cousins. EVER.

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He wont be better then Cousins

Cousins has a really good offensive game.His defense needs some work.He is a really good rebounder. Once Cousins matures a little bit more he will be an even better player

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Daniel Orton

The thing with Daniel Orton is that he is a good rebounder and good on defense.But when you play with 4 guys who are also 1st round picks you are not going to get very many shots on offense. Orton reminds me of a bigger version of Dejaun Blair.A guy who is going to come into the game and do the dirty work down low on offense and on defense

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Daniel Orton kinda seems like

Daniel Orton kinda seems like he would be a Kendricks Perkins type player.

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