I’m calculating Summer League Win Scores for players I am interested in evaluating. I calculated former Kentucky C Daniel Orton’s numbers only because, in the run-up to the Draft, I could not believe he was seriously being considered for a first round selection.
Indeed, he was selected in the first round by the Orlando Magic. And on draft night the Van Gundy brothers were raving about his potential.
Well, so far he’s keeping it very well hidden. He is just butt-ass awful. In 86 minutes of action he has produced -25 Win Score points. Unbelievable accomplishment. His WS48 calculates at a robust -13.95. That is only, ohh, 25 or so WS points per 48 below the NBA average for centers.
But here’s the beauty. You can’t even trust him on the floor because he has no shame. Somehow he has hoisted up 27 shots despite missing an unbelievable 23 of them! Have you no conscience, sir??
Yeah, he was a great pick. I’d be surprised if he produces one net win in his entire career.