Dei-Mails: Why did the Sixers cut Daniel Orton?

Dei-Mails: Why did the Sixers cut Daniel Orton?
January 20, 2014, 11:00 am
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In 22 games with the Sixers (four starts), Daniel Orton averaged 3.0 points and 2.8 rebounds per game. (USA Today Images)

Dei Lynam takes to Twitter and e-mail to answer your questions in the latest installment of Dei-Mails.

Could you tell me why the Sixers cut Daniel Orton? I think he is a young, strong inside player with considerable potential.
-Barry

Barry, I agree with you but three games into the 10-day contract of Dewayne Dedmon, I no longer question the Sixers' motives.

Orton, if he continues to work, can have an NBA future. But the Sixers are committed to an up-tempo style of play and the more athletes who can run the floor and bring energy to the table the better.

Dedmon is 7 for 12 from the floor for 15 points, and he has grabbed 21 rebounds in 52 minutes of work thus far. Dedmon’s production stands out more than when Orton was on the court.

Orton averaged 3.0 points and 2.8 rebounds in 11.4 minutes in his 22 games with the Sixers.