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Elfrid Payton
PG - 6'3, 195lbs - 28 years old - 8 years of NBA experience
Phoenix Suns - Signed as a free agent in July 2019
  • Birthdate: 02/22/1994
  • Drafted (NBA): 10th pick, 2014
  • Pre-draft team: Louisiana-Lafayette
  • Country: USA
  • Hand: Right
  • Agent: Ty Sullivan (Creative Artists Agency)
Transactions
DateLeagueTransaction
2014 NBA DraftNBADrafted 10th overall by Philadelphia.
2014 NBA DraftNBADraft rights traded by Philadelphia to Orlando in exchange for the draft rights to Dario Saric (#12), a 2015 second round pick (#35, Willy Hernangomez), and the recission of the conveyance of Philadlephia's 2017 first round pick to the Magic (#5, De'Aaron Fox).
2nd July, 2014NBASigned four year, $10,849,500 rookie scale contract with Orlando. Included team options for 2016/17 and 2017/18.
25th October, 2015NBAOrlando exercised 2016/17 team option.
25th October, 2016NBAOrlando exercised 2017/18 team option.
8th February, 2018NBATraded by Orlando to Phoenix in exchange for a 2018 second round pick (#41, Jarred Vanderbilt).
8th July, 2018NBASigned a one year, $3 million contract with New Orleans,
Career Moves
2011 - 2014Louisiana-Lafayette (NCAA)
June 2014 - February 2018Orlando Magic (NBA)
February 2018 - June 2018Phoenix Suns (NBA)
July 2018 - presentNew Orleans Pelicans (NBA)
Articles about Elfrid Payton

June 29, 2017

Elfrid Payton
PG, 6’4, 185lbs, 23 years old, 3 years of experience

Pretty good progression on show from Payton over this past season, whose knack for sneaking into the lane remains, but who is now making the shots when he gets there (61% finishing at the rim) and the passes on the move as he heads there. He also much improved his hitherto poor pull-up two point jump shot, giving hope that perhaps the three will follow, and as the scoring efficiency went up, the turnovers also came down. He is starting to figure out this half court NBA point guard thing - with Gordon back in his correct position, less two-paint line-ups and with some better shooting help, next year will be intriguing for him. The defence, however, must come with it. Payton was far too easy to get around on the perimeter this year.

Player Plan: One year of rookie scale salary remaining, and extension eligible this summer. Even after a good year, Payton has not put himself in the top 10 point guards conversation, maybe not even top 20, so that must be reflected in any negotiations.

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July 4, 2014

Elfrid Payton - The Magic traded the rights to Dario Saric at #12, a future second round pick, and a future first round pick (sort of) in order to get Payton at #10. They then waived Jameer Nelson, partly to save some money, but in doing so opening up the point guard spot for Payton to play as much as he can/ And they even went as far as to waive Nelson's backup, Ronnie Price. The keys are with Payton and Oladipo. No pressure, then.

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