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Thunder bring back Daniel Orton

Daniel Orton was reclaimed from the D-League, putting Oklahoma City's roster at 14.

Douglas Jones-US PRESSWIRE

Center Daniel Orton was reclaimed by the Oklahoma City Thunder from the D-League's Tulsa 66ers on Wednesday, bringing the Thunder's roster to 14 players where it'll likely stay, according to The Oklahoman. It's the first D-League call-up of the season for the Thunder.

The Oklahoman states the Thunder will likely stay at 14 players, one under the league maximum of 15 players and one over the minimum of 13. The small-market Thunder are right at NBA's tax level and can stay there by remaining at 14 players.

Orton, an Oklahoma native, appeared in 16 games last season for the Orlando Magic, averaging 2.8 points and 2.5 rebounds per game in 11.7 minutes per game. He spent one season at Kentucky, averaging 3.4 points, 3.3 rebounds and 1.40 blocks per game in his freshman season. He played in one preseason game this year with OKC, scoring 13 points with three rebounds in 19 minutes.

The Oklahoma City Thunder open their 2012-13 season Thursday night on the road against the San Antonio Spurs.