Magic to Decline Daniel Orton’s Option
The Orlando Magic have determined that they will not exercise their team option on former first-round draft pick Daniel Orton for the 2012-13 season.
The decision means that Orton, a 6-foot-10 center, will become an unrestricted free agent in July.
It also means that the Magic might not ever receive any return on their investment in Orton. He has not appeared in a regular-season game since the Magic selected him with the 29th overall pick in the 2010 NBA draft out of Kentucky.
“You have to look at the whole body of work and look at where we are,” General Manager Otis Smith said before the Magic faced the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday night.