Daniel Orton has had a rough time since leaving Kentucky for the NBA.
As you probably know, he hasn’t played a second in the NBA because of another knee injury.
He has been recovering from surgery and is looking forward to helping the Magic next year and backing up Dwight Howard.
Orton spoke to the Orlando Sentinel about how his knee is doing and how he didn’t regret leaving Kentucky for the NBA.
[PRBREAK][/PRBREAK][QUOTE] “I haven’t been comfortable on it yet. It’s a mental thing now,” he said. “Hopefully, over time, I’ll forget about my knee and play.”
Orton surprised Kentucky fans and [URL="http://www.orlandosentinel.com/topic/sports/basketball/nba-15008001.topic"]NBA[/URL] experts by leaving school after one season in which he backed up DeMarcus Cousins.
“As far as regrets, no, I don’t have any about my decision,” Orton said. “Everybody questioned me about it. Nobody understands why I was coming out, but I felt I was ready.
“Not playing is tough. I had a terrible summer league (in Orlando). I got hurt in the D-League. I feel like I have a lot to prove — more than any other rookie in this draft.”
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