Elfrid Payton Rumors

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Elfrid Payton
Elfrid Payton
Position: G
Born: 02/22/94
Height: 6-3 / 1.91
Weight:190 lbs. / 86.2 kg.
Salary: $2,613,600
He recorded triple-doubles in each of the Magic’s last two games, including a dominant 22-point, 14-rebound, 14-assist performance in a victory Wednesday night over the Chicago Bulls. “I just love that he’s playing with confidence,” Magic coach Frank Vogel said. “It hasn’t always looked that way this year. He’s been in attack mode. He has more space around him.”
Storyline: Payton-Vogel Dynamic
The Magic now employ a style that takes advantage of the speed of Payton, Ross, Gordon and Evan Fournier. “I think it fits everybody in this locker room, not just me,” Payton said. “It impacts a lot. It gives me a lot more space to operate, to do what I love and get everybody involved and find shooters. We’ve got a big rolling to the rim, and when Vooch is there, he’s popping.”
Terrence Ross: Man, believe me or don’t, but I love the situation we’re in. I love this roster we have: guys like Evan Fournier, and Nikola Vučević, and Elfrid Payton, and right on down the line — just young and hungry and talented players. I love the vibe around this team, of guys with big chips on their shoulders. And I love knowing that, as a collective unit, the Magic have something to prove. I hear a lot of “rebuilding” talk around Orlando … and I’m sure the other guys hear it too. But what I hope I can convey to our locker room this season, and into next — well, it’s the same thing that my big brother Kyle conveyed to our locker room in Toronto, at the beginning of that season four years ago: All you can ever ask for in this league is a chance. And here in Orlando … we’ve got a great one. We’ve got the chance to prove everyone wrong.
The Orlando Magic remain active in trade discussions, and Magic general manager Rob Hennigan loves Detroit Pistons point guard Reggie Jackson, who played in Oklahoma City when Hennigan was an assistant GM for the Thunder. More than the Pistons trying to trade Jackson, the Magic are pushing to get him. But the price is not cheap. Who is Orlando willing to send to Detroit? Guard Elfrid Payton? With a high price set for Jackson, don’t be surprised if the Magic are unwilling to pay it.