Via the Orlando Magic:
The Orlando Magic have assigned center Daniel Orton to the New Mexico Thunderbirds of the NBA Development League, President of Basketball Operations/General Manager Otis Smith announced today.
Orton (6’10”, 255, 8/6/90) has not played during the 2010-11 regular season. He was selected by the Magic in the first round (29th overall) of the 2010 NBA Draft.
Orton played in all 38 games during his freshman season at the University of Kentucky, averaging 3.4 ppg., 3.3 rpg. and 1.39 blkpg. in 13.4 minpg. Orton helped the Wildcats reach the Elite Eight during the 2010 NCAA Tournament.