Sixers Notes: Orton, Turner, Bulls, Brown

November 24 2013 at 9:49pm CST By Zach Links

Daniel Orton is looking to make the most of his opportunity with the 76ers, writes Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer.  The big man is doing all of the dirty work coach Brett Brown asks of him, and that may be his only way to secure a roster spot with the Sixers beyond this season.  Orton signed a non-guaranteed deal on Oct. 15, a week after being released by his hometown Thunder.  More out of Philly..

  • Derrick Rose‘s injury could open the door for the Sixers to move Evan Turner to the Bulls, opines Eliot Shorr-Parks of NJ.com.  Turner, a Chicago native, obviously isn’t the player that Rose is, but he has shown over his career that he is best with the ball in his hands.  With Rose now gone, there are plenty of touches open in the Windy City.
  • Turner is enjoying his veteran role on a younger Sixers team, writes HoopsWorld’s Joel Brigham.  “I’m able to work myself out of bad starts,” Turner said. “The last few years I was on teams that had such good scorers, if I wasn’t really getting it going, I didn’t have the opportunity to work myself out of it. I don’t have to look over my shoulder.”
  • The Sixers dumped Kwame Brown and Darius Morris on Wednesday and that may not be the last of their in-season moves, Pompey writes.
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