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: $2,505,720
Evan Fournier, Aaron Gordon, Mario Hezonja, Victor Oladipo, Elfrid Payton and Nik Vucevic aren’t going anywhere. The Orlando Magic will not trade any member of their young nucleus before this season’s NBA trade deadline expires on Thursday afternoon, general manager Rob Hennigan told the Orlando Sentinel tonight.
Storyline: Aaron Gordon Trade?
Point guard Elfrid Payton, who missed the team’s last four games with a bone bruise in his left ankle, participated in the entirety of the Magic’s practice this morning at The O2 Arena. But forward Aaron Gordon, who has played well lately, stepped on a teammate’s foot, sprained his right ankle and sat out the remainder of practice. After practice today, Payton reported he feels “good.” “It was good to be back out there,” Payton said. “[My] explosiveness was OK — almost back to 100 [percent], but I felt good. Way better.”
Q: Since you were good at math, are you into any of the advanced stats in the NBA — the analytics movement, all of that? Elfrid Payton: Nah. I’m done with all that. Until I go back to school. Q: To get your degree, you mean? Elfrid Payton: Yeah. I wanna coach somewhere. Q: I’ve seen you say you might want to coach high school and teach at the same time. You still think you’d ever do that, even after banking all the NBA money? Elfrid Payton: I want to coach, for sure. I don’t know so much about teaching high school.