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|11/03/2014||Elfrid Payton, PG ORL||Brandon Jennings, PG DET|
|11/02/2014||Al Jefferson, C CHA|
Ty Lawson, PG DEN
Jabari Parker, SF MIL
|Elfrid Payton, PG ORL|
Tobias Harris, SF ORL
DeMarcus Cousins, C SAC
|11/02/2014||Elfrid Payton, PG ORL||Arron Afflalo, SG POR|
|Last 10 Games|
Magic PG Elfrid Payton named to Skills Challenge
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(2/12/15) Magic rookie point guard Elfrid Payton has been named as the replacement for 76ers point guard Michael Carter-Williams in the NBA Skills Challenge held Saturday.
Payton will also be representing the U.S. team during Friday's Rising Stars Challenge. He has averaged 7.9 points, 5.7 assists, 3.7 rebounds and 1.6 steals in 56 games during his debut season. Payton will be up against Hawks guard and All-Star selection Jeff Teague in his first matchup Saturday.
Magic guard Elfrid Payton stuffs the stat sheet in losing effort
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(2/9/15) Magic point guard Elfrid Payton scored 11 points on 4 of 11 shooting from the field in Orlando's 96-80 loss to the Wizards Monday.
Payton did just about everything for the Magic Monday, grabbing five rebounds, dishing out five assists and a career-high six steals. Payton, who is averaging 1.5 steals per game this season, hadn't had three or more steals in his last 10 games.
Magic fire coach Jacque Vaughn after two-plus seasons
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(2/5/15) After a week of reports that the front office was not happy with his job, the Orlando Magic have fired coach Jacque Vaughn on Thursday. The team will hold a press conference later in the day to announce his departure. Former video coordinator James Borrego will be the team's interim coach. Scott Skiles has also emerged as a serious candidate to replace Vaughn, per Wojnarowski.
General manager Rob Hennigan released the following statement:
"Jacque (Vaughn) has been a trusted friend and colleague," said Hennigan. "We thank him immensely for his contributions and sacrifices in bringing our team to this point, and we greatly appreciate his unwavering commitment to our organization. We have tremendous respect for Jacque and certainly wish him the best as he embarks on the next phase of his career."
Vaughn's team was in the midst of a 10-game losing streak, the second-longest slide in his tenure. They also own the fifth-worst record in the NBA (15-37), which puts them 13th in the Eastern Conference, 7 1/2 games behind the eighth and final playoff spot.
Vaughn was an assistant for the San Antonio Spurs before replacing Stan Van Gundy as coach of the Magic in 2012, following the Dwight Howard era. The 39-year-old was tasked to rebuild the team after Van Gundy led Orlando to an NBA Finals appearance in 2009, drafting players like Andrew Nicholson, Kyle O'Quinn, Victor Oladipo, Aaron Gordon and Elfrid Payton. He owns a 58-158 record during his three-year tenure with a young core of players. His 26.9 win percentage was the lowest among any coach franchise history.
Magic to start Gordon, Payton on Sunday vs. Pacers
|by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com|
|(1/25/15) Magic coach Jacque Vaughn said forward Aaron Gordon and guard Elfrid Payton are expected to start in Sunday's game against the Pacers, reports the Orlando Sentinel.
It will be Gordon's first start since returning from a foot injury and he will replace Devyn Marble. Payton was feeling sore after receiving an injury scare when Jason Smith landed on his Payton's leg during Friday's game, but it appears he is healthy enough to play.
The Magic are 2-point underdogs.
Week 19 Fantasy Trade Values
Kyle Lowry and DeMarcus Cousins for Tim Duncan and Steph Curry? Chris Towers guides a few Fantasy players through last-minute trades.
Catching up with the rookie class
This rookie class hasn't blown the doors off, but it still stacks up pretty well compared to last year, at least for Fantasy basketball purposes.
Week 18 Fantasy planner
With Chris Bosh down and Anthony Davis out, our Chris Towers sorts out post trade-deadline fallout around the league for the final stretch.
Five-Star Review: The Warriors run wild over the Spurs
The full nights of NBA action are back after the All-Star break and there is a ton to review.
Oladipo scores 22, Magic rally to down Pelicans 95-84
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) In the games leading up to former coach Jacque Vaughn's firing earlier this month, the Orlando Magic looked lost on the defensive end of the floor.
|Though he was the team's second lottery selection, Elfrid Payton has a good chance to emerge as the Magic's most productive rookie from day one. Though he played three full season at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette, Payton enters the NBA at just 20, so he should bring a nice combination of experience and youth to the table. The Magic cleared the way for him to be the starting point guard from day one by waiving Jameer Nelson, so Payton should be tasked with leading the offense right away. Though his jump shot needs work, Payton still averaged 19.2 points per game on 50.9 percent shooting as a junior, while adding 6.0 rebounds, 5.9 assists and 2.3 steals per game. Payton should fill the box score as rookie, and has a chance to emerge as the top first-year player for Fantasy. He will be worth a look in the middle rounds in yearly Fantasy leagues, and could be gone beginning in the third round in dynasty/keeper leagues.
(Updated 8/26/14) |
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