July 11, 2016, 9:43 am
Anthony Slater reports that Cameron Payne has added eight pounds since the season ended and looks stronger.
Payne is a major part of the Thunder’s future and is playing as if he is ready to take the next step in the NBA. He may not look like he’s bigger, but he plays like he is. Payne has been playing more aggressive and has been inviting contact while showing those in Summer League he’s no longer a rookie. With more playing time now that Durant is gone, look for Payne to pick up more minutes while backing up both Russell Westbrook and Victor Oladipo.