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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
Despite their newness around one another, the head coach has already picked up a distinct vibe from his point guard early on in the preseason. “He’s playing with a chip on his shoulder,’’ Vogel said of Payton. “I don’t think he necessarily needs to; I just think he needs to play aggressively. “We have a lot of belief in him and he has a bright future for our organization,’’ the coach added. “But he’s definitely playing with a chip on his shoulder and with confidence.’’
Orlando Magic point guard Elfrid Payton provided his first assist of the 2016-17 basketball season months before training camp. Payton helped the Magic recruit free-agent center Bismack Biyombo. Team officials asked Payton to attend their meeting with Biyombo and help convince Biyombo to join the Magic. “It was cool,” Payton said Tuesday. “It was definitely an experience, definitely a sign of respect that they asked me to come with them. I’m grateful for that.”
Magic point guard Elfrid Payton just completed his second NBA season and could be one of the players who benefits most from the coaching change. Vogel loves defensive-minded players and wants Orlando to run an up-tempo offense, so Payton should thrive. In a phone interview with Basketball Insiders, Payton discussed the Vogel hire and more. “I’m pretty excited,” Payton said of Vogel coaching the Magic. “I trust Rob, so whatever he’s with, I’m with. … Coach and I spoke briefly. Everybody [on the team] seems pretty excited about the hire.”
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Skiles’ prints are gone, permanently, the result of his abrupt resignation on Thursday. Immediately, questions surfaced about a possible power struggle with general manager Rob Hennigan. Skiles wasn’t enamored with some of Orlando’s young talent, in particular point guard Elfrid Payton, league sources told The Vertical. More broadly, Skiles had grown increasingly disenchanted with the attitudes of the modern NBA player, league sources said, with one describing Skiles in the final months of the season as “miserable.”
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