The Orlando Magic became thin at the center position after shipping Marcin Gortat to the Phoenix Suns. It appears they have become even thinner with a report from the Orlando Sentinel that rookie center Daniel Orton will opt for arthroscopic surgery on his left knee and will be out until the All-Star break.
Orton, who has been bothered by the knee for quite some time, has yet to play in an NBA game. He recently returned to the Magic after being assigned to the New Mexico Thunderbirds of the NBA Development League because he re-injured his knee.
Orton’s knee issues go back to his high school days, where his missed his senior season after undergoing surgery.