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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 DEN|
|Last 10 Games|
Magic rookie PG Elfrid Payton draws opening night start
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(10/28/14) Magic rookie point guard Elfrid Payton is in the starting lineup for Tuesday night's regular-season opener against the Pelicans, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
Payton battled Luke Ridnour for the starting job during the preseason, but Ridnour suffered a quad contusion last week and is questionable to play Tuesday. Even a healthy Ridnour may not have beat out Payton, who has averaged five points, 5.5 assists and 1.3 steals per game during the preseason.
Magic rookie Elfrid Payton making a push for starting PG job
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(10/14/14) Rookie Elfrid Payton is making a strong push to win the starting point guard job for the Magic, according to the Orlando Sentinel.
Payton earned his first pro start during Monday's preseason game against the Hornets, totaling 14 points, six rebounds and five assists, which gives him 17 assists in three preseason games.
"I'm hoping that Elfrid is as good as we want him to be. So I haven't ruled out any lineups for us going forward," coach Jacque Vaughn said.
Elfrid Payton battling Luke Ridnour for starting job at point guard
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(9/29/14) Magic point guard Elfrid Payton hasn't been told he'll be Orlando's starting point guard, according to Alex Kennedy of Basketball Insiders on Monday. The 20-year-old rookie is battling veteran Luke Ridnour for the starting job.
"Everybody tries to give you advice," Payton said, per the Orlando Sentinel. "I guess the best advice is 'just stay the course. Continue to work hard. Do what's gotten you here, which is hard work. And it's not going to come overnight.' "
Magic sign first-round picks Aaron Gordon, Elfrid Payton
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
|(7/9/14) The Magic announced the signing of their two first-round draft picks just ahead of Orlando Summer League, as Elfrid Payton and Aaron Gordon signed their rookie-scale deals.
Gordon was the No. 4 overall pick out of the University of Arizona, while Payton went No. 10 out of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Gordon finished his freshman season averaging 12.4 points and 8.0 rebounds in 38 games, while Payton graduated as a junior and averaged 19.2 points, 6.0 rebounds and 5.9 assists in 35 games last season.
|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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