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Daniel Orton Interview: Orlando Magic Summer League

NEW ORLEANS - MARCH 20:  Daniel Orton #33 of the Kentucky Wildcats battles Tony Woods #55 of the Wake Forest Demon Deacons during the second round of the 2010 NCAA men's basketball tournament at the New Orleans Arena on March 20, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Dave Martin/Getty Images)
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Marcus ShockleyCorrespondent IAugust 24, 2010

Daniel Orton did not have a smooth summer. Sure, it came with some great things, such as getting drafted into the NBA with a top team in the Orlando Magic. He was just finishing his freshman year at Kentucky, after a deep run in the NCAA tournament.

Then things started to wobble a bit, with a spat breaking out between Orton and the UK faithful, which he attempted to resolve with an apology. Within days of trying to smooth things over with his former collegiate fan base, he was ejected from his first NBA summer league game.

Here's some exclusive video of Daniel, after his second game, talking about the improvement from the first game to the second, and his thoughts on his game, Kentucky basketball, and how he's handling the pressure of playing in the NBA.

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