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Elfrid Payton

24-Year-Old        Phoenix Suns

2017-18 NBA Stats

PTS

12.7

REB

4.3

AST

6.2

STL

1.3

BLK

0.3

2017 NBA ROS Projections

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2017-18 Fantasy Basketball Outlook

The 2017-18 campaign will be Paytonís fourth year in the league. While he arguably hasnít played up to his 10th overall pick expectations, heís been steadily improving since he first took the floor back in 2014. For example, over the past two seasons, Payton has improved his...

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HT: 6' 4"   WT: 185 lbs   DOB: 2/22/1994  College: Louisiana-Lafayette   DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #10 Overall in 2014   Show ContractHide Contract

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Elfrid Payton Contract Information:

Signed a two-year, $4.9 million contract with the Magic in July of 2014. Magic exercised $2.61 million team option for 2016-17 in October of 2015. Magic exercised $3.33 million team option for 2017-18 in October of 2016. Traded to the Suns in February of 2018.

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Payton averaged 12.7 points, 6.2 assists and 4.3 rebounds across 63 games played with the Magic and Suns in 2017-18.

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Elfrid Payton NBA Stats – Per Game
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2014-15 20 ORL 82 30.4 8.9 4.3 6.5 1.7 0.2 0.1 42.5 55.1 2.5 1.3 3.0 0.5 26.2 3.7 8.6 1.4 2.6
2015-16 21 ORL 73 29.4 10.7 3.6 6.4 1.2 0.3 0.4 43.6 58.9 2.4 1.1 2.5 1.3 32.6 4.4 10.0 1.5 2.6
2016-17 22 ORL 82 29.4 12.8 4.7 6.5 1.1 0.5 0.5 47.1 69.2 2.2 1.1 3.6 1.8 27.4 5.2 11.1 1.8 2.6
2017-18 23 ORL 44 28.6 13.0 4.0 6.3 1.5 0.4 0.6 52.0 63.2 2.6 1.1 2.9 1.5 37.3 5.4 10.4 1.6 2.6
2017-18 23 PHO 19 29.0 11.8 5.3 6.2 1.0 0.3 0.3 43.5 68.5 2.8 0.9 4.4 1.3 20.0 4.8 11.0 1.9 2.8
2017-18 23 ORL/PHO 63 28.7 12.7 4.3 6.2 1.3 0.3 0.5 49.3 64.9 2.7 1.0 3.3 1.5 32.6 5.2 10.6 1.7 2.7
2017-18 Projections 24 ORL 82 32.5 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 projections for Elfrid Payton

Age is determined on November 1st of each season.

Elfrid Payton NBA Stats – Recent Stat Breakdown
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Time Period G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
Last 7 Days 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Last 14 Days 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Last 30 Days 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Last 5 Games 5 24.0 6.6 2.2 5.0 1.0 0.2 0.2 35.9 44.4 2.0 0.4 1.8 1.0 20.0 2.8 7.8 0.8 1.8
Last 10 Games 10 24.1 7.6 2.8 4.4 0.9 0.2 0.1 37.5 50.0 2.3 0.4 2.4 1.1 9.1 3.3 8.8 0.9 1.8
Last 20 Games 20 28.7 11.7 5.1 6.3 1.0 0.4 0.3 44.2 68.5 2.8 0.9 4.3 1.3 20.0 4.8 10.9 1.9 2.7

 

2017-18 NBA Game Log   Elfrid Payton
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Date Opp SCORE MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA OREB DREB FOULS
Apr 10 @DAL 97-124 Did Not Play
Apr 8 GSW 100-117 Did Not Play
Apr 6 NOP 103-122 Did Not Play
Apr 3 SAC 97-94 Did Not Play
Apr 1 @GSW 117-107 Did Not Play
Mar 30 @HOU 104-103 Did Not Play
Mar 28 LAC 99-111 Did Not Play
Mar 26 BOS 94-102 15 0 1 3 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
Mar 24 @ORL 105-99 34 14 5 8 3 1 1 6 15 2 4 0 3 1 4 3
Mar 23 @CLE 120-95 22 4 2 2 0 0 3 2 9 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
Mar 20 DET 88-115 22 4 3 5 0 0 2 2 6 0 2 0 1 0 3 1
Mar 17 GSW 109-124 27 11 0 7 1 0 3 4 8 2 3 1 1 0 0 1
Mar 15 @UTA 116-88 17 4 0 1 0 0 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mar 13 CLE 107-129 23 10 4 7 1 0 5 4 10 2 3 0 3 0 4 1
Mar 10 @CHA 122-115 27 14 3 3 1 0 2 7 13 0 0 0 1 1 2 4
Mar 8 @OKC 115-87 30 6 5 6 2 0 3 3 13 0 1 0 2 0 5 4
Mar 5 @MIA 125-103 24 9 5 2 0 1 2 3 10 3 5 0 0 1 4 4
Mar 4 @ATL 113-112 29 11 10 14 1 1 2 5 13 1 1 0 0 2 8 1
Mar 2 OKC 116-124 39 18 10 8 2 2 1 6 16 6 6 0 1 2 8 5
Feb 28 @MEM 102-110 39 19 10 4 0 0 6 7 12 4 7 1 3 1 9 4
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Feb 26 @NOP 125-116 36 16 7 5 2 0 5 7 17 2 2 0 1 4 3 3
Feb 24 POR 104-106 33 13 6 11 1 0 4 4 10 5 8 0 1 0 6 4
Feb 23 LAC 117-128 29 10 4 6 3 0 1 5 11 0 0 0 2 1 3 2
Feb 14 @UTA 107-97 39 13 11 12 1 1 5 5 11 2 2 1 2 1 10 2
Feb 12 @GSW 129-83 31 29 8 5 0 0 4 11 18 5 7 2 4 2 6 3
Feb 10 DEN 113-123 35 19 6 9 0 0 3 8 13 3 3 0 0 0 6 4
Feb 7 SAS 81-129 Did Not Play
Feb 6 CLE 116-98 23 10 2 8 1 2 2 5 8 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
Feb 5 @MIA 109-111 25 10 2 7 1 0 1 3 8 4 4 0 1 1 1 3
Feb 3 WAS 98-115 24 14 4 4 3 2 3 7 15 0 0 0 4 1 3 0
Jan 31 LAL 127-105 24 15 7 6 4 1 3 6 10 3 7 0 0 0 7 4
Jan 30 @HOU 114-107 18 4 1 2 2 0 0 2 6 0 0 0 0 1 0 3
Jan 27 @IND 114-112 29 12 3 5 1 0 4 4 8 3 5 1 2 0 3 5
Jan 23 SAC 99-105 34 21 7 7 3 0 3 9 14 2 3 1 1 2 5 2
Jan 21 @BOS 95-103 35 22 6 2 1 0 1 9 16 4 6 0 1 2 4 1
Jan 18 @CLE 104-103 30 19 4 8 2 1 3 9 17 0 0 1 1 2 2 1
Jan 16 MIN 108-102 24 6 4 3 1 0 3 3 5 0 0 0 0 0 4 1
Jan 12 @WAS 125-119 38 27 5 8 1 0 3 9 12 8 9 1 1 2 3 1
Jan 10 @MIL 110-103 21 6 1 7 0 0 2 3 8 0 0 0 2 0 1 1
Jan 9 @DAL 114-99 23 8 2 4 1 0 3 3 7 0 2 2 2 1 1 2
Jan 6 CLE 127-131 27 20 7 5 0 0 3 8 13 3 4 1 2 3 4 4
Jan 3 HOU 98-116 22 14 4 4 5 0 5 5 9 4 4 0 1 1 3 3
Jan 1 @BKN 98-95 32 17 4 7 2 1 3 7 15 2 3 1 3 1 3 2
Dec 30 MIA 111-117 40 8 2 13 0 1 6 4 10 0 2 0 0 0 2 3
Dec 28 DET 102-89 39 19 8 8 1 0 2 6 12 6 6 1 2 1 7 0
Dec 26 @MIA 107-89 34 19 8 6 1 0 2 9 18 1 3 0 0 3 5 3
Dec 23 @WAS 130-103 36 30 5 10 4 1 3 11 16 8 8 0 0 0 5 3
Dec 22 NOP 97-111 29 18 5 6 0 0 4 8 13 2 4 0 0 2 3 1
Dec 20 @CHI 112-94 30 14 6 8 1 0 0 7 13 0 1 0 2 2 4 3
Dec 17 @DET 114-110 31 15 0 7 0 0 3 6 7 1 2 2 3 0 0 4
Dec 15 POR 88-95 28 6 4 3 1 0 3 3 6 0 0 0 0 0 4 2
Dec 13 LAC 95-106 31 13 4 4 0 0 1 5 13 1 4 2 4 2 2 1
Dec 9 @ATL 117-110 24 11 1 3 0 0 1 5 9 0 0 1 4 0 1 4
Dec 8 DEN 89-103 31 11 0 6 1 0 1 3 10 3 4 2 3 0 0 2
Dec 6 ATL 110-106 40 6 5 6 2 1 4 3 11 0 0 0 5 2 3 3
Dec 4 @CHA 104-94 32 11 4 7 0 1 3 4 9 2 2 1 2 1 3 3
Dec 3 @NYK 100-105 34 15 6 5 2 0 0 7 11 1 1 0 1 0 6 0
Dec 1 GSW 112-133 29 10 4 9 3 0 2 5 10 0 2 0 0 2 2 4
Nov 29 OKC 121-108 31 19 5 6 4 1 2 8 10 3 5 0 0 0 5 4
Nov 27 @IND 121-109 26 15 3 5 1 0 4 6 8 2 2 1 2 2 1 3
Nov 25 @PHI 130-111 29 22 8 9 1 0 2 9 17 1 2 3 5 5 3 0
Nov 24 @BOS 118-103 23 12 6 3 0 0 3 4 8 3 4 1 1 1 5 1
Nov 22 @MIN 124-118 34 10 4 13 2 1 1 4 9 2 7 0 3 0 4 3
Nov 20 IND 97-105 25 3 1 7 3 0 4 1 7 1 3 0 1 0 1 2
Nov 18 UTA 85-125 23 7 3 3 3 0 2 3 7 1 2 0 0 1 2 3
Nov 15 @POR 99-94 31 14 3 5 0 0 3 6 11 0 0 2 3 3 0 3
Nov 13 @GSW 110-100 25 4 2 5 0 0 2 2 8 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
Nov 11 @DEN 125-107 Did Not Play
Nov 10 @PHO 112-128 17 8 4 7 0 0 6 4 7 0 0 0 1 1 3 3
Nov 8 NYK 112-99 29 11 6 11 2 2 2 5 9 1 1 0 2 2 4 1
Nov 5 BOS 88-104 Did Not Play
Nov 3 CHI 83-105 Did Not Play
Nov 1 @MEM 99-101 Did Not Play
Oct 30 @NOP 99-115 Did Not Play
Oct 29 @CHA 120-113 Did Not Play
Oct 27 SAS 114-87 Did Not Play
Oct 24 BKN 125-121 Did Not Play
Oct 21 @CLE 93-114 Did Not Play
Oct 20 @BKN 126-121 14 4 1 4 1 0 2 2 6 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
Oct 18 MIA 116-109 32 13 3 9 3 1 4 6 12 0 2 1 1 0 3 2
Elfrid Payton Projections For Upcoming Games – Next 3 Days
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Elfrid Payton – Playing Time & Selected Stats

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#1 Point Guard

1.  Elfrid Payton

2.  Tyler Ulis

3.  Devin Booker

4.  Elie Okobo

5.  Shaquille Harrison

6.  Brandon Knight

Phoenix Suns

True Shooting Percentage

53.8%

True Shooting % in 2017-18

In 2017-18, Elfrid Payton has a true shooting percentage of 53.8%.

Projected True Shooting % in 2017-18

There are no 2017-18 true shooting percentage stats available for Elfrid Payton.

What Is True Shooting Percentage?

True shooting percentage is weighted to account for field goals, three-pointers, and free throws – FG, 3Pt, FT – which provides a measure of a player's efficiency in the whole scope of shooting.

Elfrid Payton NBA Stats – Per 36 Minutes
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2014-15 20 ORL 82 36.0 10.6 5.0 7.7 2.1 0.3 0.2 42.5 55.1 2.9 1.5 3.5 0.6 26.2 4.4 10.2 1.7 3.1
2015-16 21 ORL 73 36.0 13.1 4.4 7.8 1.5 0.3 0.5 43.6 58.9 3.0 1.3 3.1 1.5 32.6 5.3 12.3 1.9 3.2
2016-17 22 ORL 82 36.0 15.6 5.8 7.9 1.3 0.6 0.6 47.1 69.2 2.7 1.3 4.4 2.2 27.4 6.4 13.6 2.2 3.1
2017-18 23 ORL 44 36.0 16.4 5.0 7.9 1.8 0.5 0.7 52.0 63.2 3.3 1.3 3.6 1.9 37.3 6.8 13.1 2.1 3.3
2017-18 23 PHO 19 36.0 14.6 6.5 7.7 1.2 0.4 0.3 43.5 68.5 3.5 1.1 5.4 1.6 20.0 5.9 13.7 2.4 3.5
2017-18 23 ORL/PHO 63 36.0 15.9 5.5 7.8 1.7 0.4 0.6 49.3 64.9 3.3 1.3 4.2 1.8 32.6 6.6 13.3 2.2 3.3
2017-18 Projections 24 ORL 82 36.0 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 projections for Elfrid Payton

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Elfrid Payton NBA Stats – Totals
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2014-15 20 ORL 82 2489 731 349 533 142 20 11 42.5 55.1 203 107 242 42 26.2 301 708 118 214
2015-16 21 ORL 73 2145 778 261 467 89 20 30 43.6 58.9 177 77 184 92 32.6 318 730 112 190
2016-17 22 ORL 82 2412 1046 387 529 88 40 40 47.1 69.2 178 89 298 146 27.4 430 912 146 211
2017-18 23 ORL 44 1257 573 174 275 64 16 25 52.0 63.2 114 47 127 67 37.3 238 458 72 114
2017-18 23 PHO 19 551 224 100 118 19 6 5 43.5 68.5 54 17 83 25 20.0 91 209 37 54
2017-18 23 ORL/PHO 63 1808 797 274 393 83 22 30 49.3 64.9 168 64 210 92 32.6 329 667 109 168
2017-18 Projections 24 ORL 82 2665 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 projections for Elfrid Payton

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Elfrid Payton NBA Advanced Stats
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Season Age Team G Min TS% eFG% AR TOR AST/TO EFF
2014-15 20 ORL 82 30.4 45.6 43.3 34.7 13.2 2.6 13.0
2015-16 21 ORL 73 29.4 47.8 45.6 32.0 12.1 2.6 13.0
2016-17 22 ORL 82 29.4 52.0 49.3 30.9 10.4 3.0 16.6
2017-18 23 ORL 44 28.6 56.4 54.7 30.7 12.7 2.4 16.5
2017-18 23 PHO 19 29.0 48.1 44.7 29.2 13.3 2.2 14.6
2017-18 23 ORL/PHO 63 28.7 53.8 51.6 30.2 12.9 2.3 15.9
2017-18 Projections 24 ORL 82 32.5 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 projections for Elfrid Payton

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Elfrid Payton: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Payton (knee) is out for Tuesday's game against the Mavericks, Scott Bordow of The Arizona Republic reports.

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Payton (knee) is not expected to play in Tuesday's season finale against the Mavs, Scott Bordow of AZCentral.com reports.

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Payton (knee) will not play in Sunday's game against the Warriors.

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Payton (knee) is not expected to play Sunday against Golden State, Scott Bordow of AZCentral.com reports.

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Payton (knee) is expected to sit out Friday's game against the Pelicans, Scott Bordow of the Arizona Republic reports.

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Payton (knee) is not expected to play Tuesday against Sacramento, Scott Bordow of The Arizona Republic reports.

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Payton (knee) is listed as questionable in the game notes for Tuesday's game against the Kings.

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Payton (knee) will sit out Sunday's game against the Warriors.

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Payton (knee) is out for Friday's contest against the Rockets, Scott Bordow of The Arizona Republic reports.

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Payton did not go through shootaround, but he has not been ruled out of Friday's game against the Rockets, Scott Bordow of AZCentral.com reports.

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Payton (knee) is questionable for Friday's game against the Rockets, Scott Bordow of The Arizona Republic reports.

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Payton (knee) didn't participate in Thursday's practice, Scott Bordow of the Arizona Republic reports.

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2017-18

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2016-17

Though he boosted his all-around numbers from his rookie season, Payton didn't exhibit the exponential growth some were anticipating in his second NBA season. Injury problems may have been a major reason why, as Payton was limited by an ankle sprain in the preseason and ended up sitting out nine games during the regular season with a bone bruise on his ankle and a strained elbow. Though nine missed games won't derail a season, it was uncharted territory nonetheless for Payton, who played in all 82 contests as a rookie and said he hadn't missed a single competitive game dating back to middle school. Despite the setback, Payton was able to end the second half on a high note, finishing the campaign with improvements in his field-goal (42.5% in 2014-15, 43.6% in 2015-16), free-throw (55.1%, 58.9%) and three-point (26.2%, 32.6%), percentages from the year before. That being said, those shooting marks are still quite ugly by point guard standards and really hurt Payton's value in rotisserie leagues, where benching him was often justified. Even with some further improvement in his shooting during the upcoming season, Payton is still a toxic entity in those formats, but he'll carry plenty of appeal in points leagues. With averages of 6.4 assists and 3.6 rebounds per game last season and three career triple-doubles under his belt, the 22-year-old has already has shown promise in the secondary categories, and he should assume more scoring responsibilities with Victor Oladipo no longer a part of the Magic's backcourt mix after getting traded to the Thunder in June.

2015-16

Payton was one of 27 players to suit up for all 82 games last season. He began the year as the Magic's starting point guard due to Victor Oladipo's facial fracture, was later replaced in the starting lineup when Oladipo returned, but by late December, Payton reclaimed the starting gig permanently. In 30 minutes per contest, the 21-year-old point guard recorded 8.9 points, 6.5 assists, 4.3 rebounds, and 1.7 steals while shooting 43 percent from the field and a dismal 55 percent from the free-throw line. Not only does Payton struggle finishing at the rim, converting a league-worst 49 percent in the restricted area among those with at least 275 attempts, but his accuracy drastically declines the further he extends from the basket. Defenses routinely sagged off Payton on the perimeter, neutralizing driving lanes and collapsing the paint. Conversely, he recorded a team-high 101.6 offensive rating, rarely turned the ball over, exhibits tenacious defensive wherewithal, and cleaned up his free-throw percentage at the end of the season by converting 73 percent over the final 14 games. Payton spent the summer working with shooting coach Dave Love, and he's expected to retain the starting point guard job under new coach Scott Skiles.

2014-15

Elfrid Payton joins the league after being the 10th selection in June's NBA draft. During his final season at Louisiana-Lafayette, the junior guard averaged 19.2 points, 5.9 assists, 3.6 rebounds, 2.2 steals, and 0.6 blocks in 36 minutes per game over the course of 35 games. The Lefty Driesell Award winner (Defensive POY) shot 51 percent from the field on 13.3 field goal attempts per game and 61 percent from the line on 8.6 free throw attempts per game. He was second in all of Division I basketball in free-throw attempts (302), assists (208), and steals (80). More egregiously, he led the NCAA in turnovers (127) and was only able to convert 26 percent of his three-point attempts. Jameer Nelson, E'Twaun Moore, and Ronnie Price are no longer on the roster, but Luke Ridnour was signed in free agency, and all signs point toward Payton accruing substantial minutes as the one of the primary Magic point guards. Payton lead the Orlando Pro Summer League with an impressive 7.0 assists in just under 26 minutes per game but also finished first in turnovers (4.0 per game). His quickness allows him to get to the rim with ease, a tactic likely aided by the Channing Frye signing. Payton and his percentages aren't rotisserie friendly. There a lot of holes in the rookie's game, but he has tantalizing potential, especially for head-to-head leagues. Payton has a slender frame, is ineffective catching and shooting the ball, and lacks an off-the-dribble jumper. His shooting woes also work against him at the free-throw line, making him a dangerous play in nine-category rotisserie leagues.