March 1, 2016, 9:26 pm
Elfrid Payton scored 12 points on 5-of-8 shooting (including two threes) with two rebounds, three assists and two steals in 24 minutes on Tuesday against the Mavs.
The Mavs are a bad defensive team and in general Payton isn’t going to hit threes and shoot well. It’s also telling that C.J. Watson (seven points, six assists) got 30 minutes and Brandon Jennings (12 points, six assists) got 24 minutes, so even if Evan Fournier (wrist) misses time there’s not a lot to like about picking Payton up. He has a shot at fantasy value in future years, but he’ll have to clean up his shooting and might need a new team to improve his overall fit.