Posted Oct 31, 2012 6:22 PM
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Center Daniel Orton has rejoined the Oklahoma City Thunder, four days after being cut by the team following training camp.
General manager Sam Presti announced Wednesday that Orton signed with the Tulsa 66ers of the NBA development league and was subsequently called up by the Thunder. Oklahoma City was in need of a third center after trading away Cole Aldrich as part of the deal that sent James Harden to the Houston Rockets on Saturday, hours after Orton had been cut.
Starter Kendrick Perkins and free-agent acquisition Hasheem Thabeet were the only two centers left on the Thunder roster.
Orton is an Oklahoma City native who played one season at Kentucky before being a first-round pick in the 2010 draft. He has played in 16 games in two NBA seasons.
|GameTime: Shoni "Showtime" Schimmel Feature|
Check out this feature on the Atlanta Dream guard and 2014 WNBA All-Star MVP Shoni "Showtime" Schimmel.
|GameTime: News And Notes|
Rick Kamla and LaChina Robinson give updates on USA Basketball, free agency, and all the happenings around the association.
|GameTime: Byron Scott|
Rick Kamla and LaChina Robinson report that the Lakers have made an offer to Byron Scott for the head coach position.
|LeBron James Visits China|
Check out this clip of LeBron James' visit to China.
|GameTime: Mourning And The Hall|
Check out this promo of "Looking Back At Alonzo Mourning" as he prepares to be enshrined into the Hall Of Fame.