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Elfrid Payton said he felt a little disrespected when the Magic traded him and still thinks he has a "very high ceiling." "Obviously, my shooting has gotten better this year, but I still feel like I can become a way better shooter," Payton said. "And there are still so many different things that I’m learning about the game and so many areas where I know I can improve. For example, I’m finding little tricks to get to the free-throw line more and get my team in the bonus." The 23-year-old PG has certainly made a strong impression in Phoenix, averaging 20.3 points, 8.7 assists, 8.3 rebounds, 1.0 triples and 4.0 turnovers per game.

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Feb 15 - 9:56 AM

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Elfrid Payton posted the ninth triple-double of his career against the Jazz on Wednesday, scoring 13 points with 11 rebounds, 12 assists, one steal, one block, five turnovers and one 3-pointer in 39 minutes. It's his first triple-double of the season and his first since Apr. 1 of last season. Payton finds himself in an ideal spot for his fantasy value because the Suns do not have any traditional point guards that can threaten his playing time, and the increased pace helps, too. Devin Booker should still see time at point guard, but obviously Payton will be getting his, especially with how he's shown some chemistry with bigs on pick and roll. He's trending up.

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Feb 15 - 12:19 AM

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Elfrid Payton went off for 29 points, eight rebounds, five assists, two triples and four turnovers in a blowout loss to the Warriors on Monday. Payton was getting whatever he wanted offensively, but didn't provide much resistance on defense just like the rest of his teammates. Payton finished 11-of-18 from the field and 5-of-7 from the line, and he was coming off a 19-point game on Saturday with nine assists and six rebounds. He's off to a great start in Phoenix, but we may not see how he fits next to Devin Booker (hip) until after the break.

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Feb 13 - 1:01 AM

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Suns coach Jay Triano said he was pleased with Elfrid Payton's debut. "I thought he was good," Triano said. "It was different, the pace of play was better, getting the ball up and down the court, getting into the lane when he needed to, and making passes. He made the guys on the floor with him better." Payton finished with 19 points, nine assists and six rebounds over 35 minutes, but it's going to be interesting to see how he fits next to a ball-dominant Devin Booker. Booker is questionable for Monday's game vs. the Warriors, so we may have to wait a bit longer to find out.

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Feb 12 - 10:09 AM

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Elfrid Payton managed 19 points with nine assists and six rebounds over 35 minutes across Saturday's 123-113 win against Denver. Head coach Jay Triano promised a lot of minutes for Payton before the game, and he was true to his word. The newcomer did a good job, hitting 8-of-13 from the field, and he was a perfect 3-of-3 from the free-throw stripe. Payton fit in nicely in his first game the Valley of the Sun. The former Magic player landed in a tremendous place as far as his fantasy appeal is concerned.

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Feb 11 - 1:04 AM

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Elfrid Payton, Josh Jackson, T.J. Warren, Dragan Bender and Marquese Chriss will start against the Nuggets on Saturday. Payton is expected to get "a lot of minutes" according to coach Jay Triano. His only backup is Josh Gray tonight and Triano said he expects Payton to pick up the system quickly. It's a great landing spot for his fantasy value.

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Feb 10 - 8:08 PM

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Elfrid Payton will make his Suns debut Saturday vs. the Nuggets, and is expected to start at point guard. Tyler Ulis (back) is a game-time decision for Saturday, so Payton may be asked to play as many minutes as he can handle. Josh Gray will handle backup duties behind Payton if Ulis is unable to suit up.

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Feb 10 - 1:11 PM

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Orlando has traded Elfrid Payton to Phoenix for a second-round pick, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.com.

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Feb 08 - 2:56 PM

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Payton had 14 points (7-15 FG, 0-4 3Pt), four rebounds, four assists, two steals and two blocks in 24 minutes during Saturday's 115-98 loss to Washington. This game was over early and Payton saw limited minutes as the bench got some extra playing time. He was able to contribute a bit of everything, putting up a typical line for the young guard. He matched his season-high with two blocks and while his defensive numbers have been excellent he has seen his playing time dip over the past three games. He has not eclipsed the 25 minutes mark in any of those games and with the Magic playing for nothing, there is some chance he is rested more as the season draws to a close.

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Feb 04 - 4:56 AM

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Elfrid Payton was one of the only Orlando Magic players to show up on Saturday, finishing with 14 points, four rebounds, four assists, two steals, and two blocks on 7-of-15 shooting. Payton has bounced back since his four-point, 18-minute dud two games ago with averages of 14.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, 5.0 assists, 3.0 steals, and 1.5 blocks since. Although his production can be erratic, Payton has been an undeniable fantasy asset this season.

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Feb 03 - 10:07 PM

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