OKLAHOMA CITY - The Oklahoma City Thunder Executive VP and General Manager Sam Presti announced Saturday that the team has signed forward Daniel Orton to a contract. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.


Orton (6-10, 255 pounds) appeared in 16 games (two starts) during the 2011-12 season as a member of the Orlando Magic and recorded averages of 2.8 points and 2.5 rebounds in 11.7 minutes per contest.


After attending Bishop McGuiness High School in Oklahoma City, Orton spent one year at the University of Kentucky where he averaged 3.4 points, 3.3 rebounds and 1.40 blocks during his freshman season.

Orton will provide the Thunder with another frontcourt option in case of injuries or struggles for reserves Hasheem Thabeet and Cole Aldrich.