March 23, 2018, 11:11 pmElfrid PaytonPG, Phoenix Suns
Elfrid Payton played only 22 minutes on Friday night, scoring four points, two rebounds and two assists on 2-of-9 shooting.
That’s three four-point outing in Payton’s last five, and he’s left owners in the lurch at a critical juncture of the season. Owners don’t have much choice but to stick him on the bench or cut him outright, as his early Phoenix run is a distant but cherished memory at this point. Payton is outside the top-200 over the last month and outside the top-350 over the last two weeks. If he’s in your lineup it’s because your desperate for assists — otherwise he’s doing nothing but harm. Dragan Bender also disappointed in this start, scoring two points with two steals in 28 minutes.