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First Hint at Whom the Pacers Will Draft

From Mike Wells of indystar.com

The first surprise of next week's NBA Draft could come from the Indiana Pacers.

The Pacers are interested enough in Kentucky center Daniel Orton that they're thinking about taking him with the No. 10 pick, according to a person with knowledge of the situation.

The Pacers are in the process of setting up a second workout for Orton, who left Kentucky after his freshman season. He worked out for the Pacers on June 1.

The 6-10, 255-pound Orton averaged 3.4 points and 3.3 rebounds on a Kentucky team whose entire starting five are expected to be first-round picks.

Is this just draft fodder, or are the Pacers serious about Orton?  He does fit the bill of a typical Pacers draft target: very little hype, big body who doesn't fit the #1 team need, boom or bust potential, injury concerns, etc.

So, Cornrows Nation: Could you see Orton donning the blue and gold with his 3.4 points and 3.3 rebounds average next season?

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