Elfrid Payton

Elfrid Payton

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Height: 6' 4"Weight: 185 lbsAge: 25College: Louisiana-LafayetteDrafted: #10 (1st Rd.)

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Elfrid Payton leaves the Pelicans for the Knicks

PG Elfrid Payton has found a new home in New York, after signing a two-year, $16M deal with the Knicks. Payton split time with the Phoenix Suns and New Orleans Pelicans last season.

Fantasy Impact

With New Orleans completing a trade for Lonzo Ball, the Pels no longer needed the services of Payton. He now finds himself mired in a PG competition, as the Knicks also have former top-10 picks Dennis Smith Jr. and Frank Ntilikina on the roster. While none of these options are particularly good from three (all have a 3PT% below 32%), Payton does have the highest career average of assists at 6.6 APG. Regardless, until one PG distances himself from the pack, head coach David Fizdale will likely use a rotation that will limit the upside of all three players.

Kaiyo Funaki7 weeks ago
Elfrid Payton dishes nine assists on Thursday

Elfrid Payton put in 16 points to go with nine dimes, four rebounds and one block in 36 minutes of game action on Thursday.

Fantasy Impact

All those triple-doubles seem like they happened ages ago as Payton has slinked back to the mean in the games following that torrid stretch. He's still worth a spot for his excellent assist and steals numbers.

Elfrid Payton (wrist) will start on Tuesday

Elfrid Payton will start and play on Tuesday against the Hawks despite a wrist contusion. Payton was listed as probable so he was expected to play all along.

Fantasy Impact

Payton should be started in all leagues despite a flew stinkers over the past couple games. Davis and Holiday are both out so Payton and Randle are the top options from the Pelicans squad.

Sean Fitzpatrick21 weeks ago
Elfrid Payton has another stinker on Sunday

Elfrid Payton put up four points, eight dimes, four rebounds and one steal in 31 minutes on the floor on Sunday night.

Fantasy Impact

It's pretty crazy to see someone who just put up five straight double-doubles stink it up in back-to-back games like this but that's the up and down Payton gets you I guess. Despite the hiccup, you can't ignore those trip-dubs, so keep starting him everywhere.

Elfrid Payton flops on Wednesday versus Magic

Elfrid Payton was on some roll lately posting five triple-doubles in a row but Payton flopped big time on Wednesday scoring just seven points while adding only three rebounds and two assists. Payton played only 24 minutes and added one steal and one three-pointer.

Fantasy Impact

Payton benefits greatly from the lack of key starters playing for the Pelicans at this point in the season. Payton fell victim to game-flow so start him again with confidence in the next game.

Sean Fitzpatrick22 weeks ago