Orton stock dropping
There’s a great deal of uncertainty and caution surrounding Kentucky center Daniel Orton, who has cancelled several workouts in the final days before the draft, but has tentatively planned a visit with Indiana on Tuesday.
League executives say Orton has been out of shape and struggling with knee issues during the predraft process. Orton, a 6-foot-10 freshman, had planned to hire agent Raymond Brothers, but sources said an internal family struggle over control has kept him without formal representation. With so much uncertainty surrounding Orton, he could face a steep drop Thursday night.
Orton has been working out with former NBA coach Bob Hill. As one Eastern Conference executive said Monday, “There are too many red flags right now.”
– Adrian Wojnarowski, 3:10 a.m. ET, June 22
How sad is this? Family issues keeping you from picking an agent. Really? Just pick any one is better than none at all. Are people really this stupid?
I put this in because at some point some people were talking about Orton for the Rockets. From the looks of things this sounds like a bad idea but if anyone has any inside knowledge feel free to chime in.
More importantly, also according to Woj, the Timberwolves have put themselves in a bad position and may be more and more desperate to trade Al Jefferson for less than they were originally counting on. I guess they were asking for eveything but the kitchen sink for him before. Maybe all of you Al Jefferson fans wishes can come true after all.
I wonder if we could low ball them with an offer of Anderson (they don't have a center anyway), Battier and next year's Knick pick swap thing (yes that is a technical basketball term).