March 4, 2016, 8:07 pm
Elfrid Payton scored 19 points on 9-of-17 shooting (including a three) with two rebounds, 11 assists and three steals over 34 minutes in the Magic’s 102-84 home loss to the Suns.
Victor Oladipo (back contusion) was out and that explains much of the explosion here and he’s back on the radar as a potential pickup in 8-cat leagues, and to a lesser degree in 9-cat leagues. He has top-90 value in 8-cat leagues over the last 15 games or so, and solid late-round value in 9-cat counterparts. The way this works out for him is if the Magic decide to aggressively develop their young guys, but that’s a real question mark in a Scott Skiles environment and it’s also unclear if the Magic are long to be in the Payton business.