The Thunder have signed Oklahoma City native Daniel Orton, the team announced Saturday.
With the roster already full at 15, it’s essentially a training camp invite on a non-guaranteed deal. If Orton were to impress, a player could be waived (Hollis Thompson) to keep him on the roster. The likely scenario is for him to stay part of the organization with the 66ers after training camp and preseason.
Orton (6-10, 255 pounds) has been basically a complete flop in the NBA after leaving Kentucky after a freshman season in which he didn’t play. He appeared in 16 games (two starts) during the 2011-12 season as a member of the Orlando Magic and recorded averages of 2.8 points and 2.5 rebounds in 11.7 minutes per contest.