December 8, 2017, 11:13 pm
Elfrid Payton scored 11 points (two treys) with six assists, a steal and only one turnover in Friday’s home loss to the Nuggets.
Magic troubles aside, Payton has been putting up better stats as the season has progressed. At top-125 on the season, Payton has been top-60 over the past two weeks, largely on a better field goal percentage. He’ll continue to struggle with his shot at times, especially now that defenses will key on him more with Even Fournier (ankle) and Aaron Gordon (concussion) out. That said, he gives you 6.7 assists and 1.6 steals with lowish turnovers and remains a must-own player.