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
“It’s ok,” Saric said after seeing a photo of the whiteboard. “Every team got rights to think about their future, to put it on board. But to comment, I don’t have something. It’s ok. To me, you are doing good if they have you on [their] mind like an option.” The irony is that Magic once had the rights to Saric. In the 2014 draft, the Sixers used the 10th overall pick on Louisiana-Lafayette point guard Elfrid Payton. Two picks later, the Magic drafted Saric. Then the Sixers traded Payton to the Magic for Saric, a 2017 first-round pick and a 2015 second-round selection.
Saric, who grew up in Croatia, played the past two seasons in Turkey before signing with the Sixers in the summer of 2016. He is a leading candidate to win the rookie-of-the-year award. “They trade me,” Saric said of the Magic. “That’s life. … Sometimes you can have some option in life, you choose another one. They chose one way. I chose my own way.”
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Elfrid Payton can add some more hardware to his trophy case, but his newest award has nothing to do with his recent run of triple-doubles. On Saturday night, the Orlando Magic named Payton the winner of the 2016-17 Rich & Helen DeVos Community Enrichment Award for his community service work. “I think it’s just part of my duty,” Payton said Saturday night. “I really do. The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh. He’s blessed me with this opportunity. I know where I came from. I know what I didn’t have. I know people that didn’t have things, and all they wanted was some hope and somebody to let them know that they’re there for them or that they care about them. I know that stuff goes a long way.”