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January 26, 2019, 8:36 amCameron Payne - G - Cleveland Cavaliers
The Cavs have informed Cameron Payne they will not be signing him for the remainder of the season.
Cameron Payne has hit the free agent market again after his second 10-day contract expired with the Cavs on Friday. In nine games and one start, he played well with a 49.1 field goal percentage and averaged 8.2 points, 2.1 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 0.9 steals and 1.0 triples in 19.6 minutes. At 24 years old, Payne can still turn things around in a career that has been plagued by injuries thus far but don't expect him to pop up on the fantasy radar this season.
Source: Joe Vardon on Twitter
January 21, 2019, 4:49 pmCameron Payne - G - Cleveland Cavaliers
Cam Payne delivered 11 points, four rebounds, three assists, two steals, a block and a 3-pointer in Monday's win over the Bulls.
Payne's currently halfway into his second 10-day contract with the Cavs, and even if they choose to let him walk at the end of the week he's certainly played well enough for some other team to at least give him consideration. It's probably not great that Payne was the best guard option today, but that's the state of things for Cleveland. He's fine to use in deep leagues until his deal runs out, especially since he's playing for his next paycheck.
January 16, 2019, 1:31 pmCameron Payne - G - Cleveland Cavaliers
Cameron Payne has signed another 10-day deal with the Cavs.
After these 10 days, the Cavs will either let Payne walk or sign him for the rest of the year. He's averaged 8.8 points, 2.8 assists and 1.5 threes in 17.8 mpg across four games with the Cavs. If those numbers float your boat, go for it. You've got 10 days of similar production left.
Source: Chris Fedor on Twitter
January 9, 2019, 10:51 pmCameron Payne - G - Cleveland Cavaliers
Cameron Payne scored 16 points with three triples in 22 minutes on Wednesday night.
Payne nearly played as much as Collin Sexton, and even if you account for garbage time that's really not a good thing for anyone. He looks ready to fire at will to make the most of his 10-day deal but that's not going to move the needle outside of 30-team formats.
January 9, 2019, 2:07 amCameron Payne - G - Cleveland Cavaliers
Cameron Payne scored 10 points on 4-of-8 shooting (including two threes) with two rebounds and three assists in 22 minutes off the bench in Tuesday's loss to the Pacers.
Payne is a bit of a stat magnet but at the same time he has stat set issues and he's also not good. He could easily take this 10-day contract as a green light to do anything he can to stay in the league, and given that he's playing in Cleveland anything goes. If you're looking for a risky but interesting streamer give him a look.
January 6, 2019, 5:31 pmCameron Payne - G - Cleveland Cavaliers
The Cavaliers are signing Cameron Payne to a 10-day contract.
Payne was waived by the Bulls just three days ago and he's somehow found another team already. The Cavs are currently first in the lottery race and this signing should only help with that. He's only relevant in leagues where you're also trying to lose.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
January 3, 2019, 11:45 pmCameron Payne - G - Chicago Bulls
Cameron Payne has been waived by the Bulls.
That was the reported plan with the Bulls adding an extra player in Thursday's Justin Holiday trade, and now it's official. Ryan Arcidiacono and Shaq Harrison remain in the Thunderdome with Chicago's backup point guard spot at stake.
Source: Chicago Bulls on Twitter
January 3, 2019, 8:28 pmCameron Payne - G - Chicago Bulls
The Bulls are likely to waive Cameron Payne as a result of Thursday's trade with the Grizzlies.
This seems standard, as Payne has fallen out of favor over the last few weeks having been passed up by Ryan Arcidiacono and Shaq Harrison. There was nothing here anyway.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
December 22, 2018, 2:02 pmCameron Payne - G - Chicago Bulls
Cameron Payne (calf) did not practice on Saturday and is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Cavs.
Payne's absence will give a few extra minutes to Ryan Arcidiacono and Shaq Harrison but there isn't much for fantasy owners to ponder.
Source: K.C. Johnson on Twitter
December 20, 2018, 6:17 pmCameron Payne - G - Chicago Bulls
Cam Payne (calf) is questionable ahead of Friday's game against the Magic.
Payne missed today's practice and is said to be day-to-day. He's third or fourth on the point guard depth chart depending on how you classify Shaq Harrison, so there's no fantasy implications by Payne's presence or absence.
December 20, 2018, 3:09 pmCameron Payne - G - Chicago Bulls
Cam Payne is dealing with a calf injury and is day-to-day going forward.
Payne didn't practice on Thursday and his absence won't be of much impact to the Bulls considering he's already been surpassed on the depth chart by Ryan Arcidiacono and Shaq Harrison.
Source: K.C. Johnson on Twitter
December 4, 2018, 10:14 pmCameron Payne - G - Chicago Bulls
Cameron Payne scored 10 points on 4-of-7 shooting with one rebound, four assists and one trey in 20 minutes off the bench on Tuesday against the Pacers.
Payne has no real fantasy value and that's before the cavalry returns.
November 23, 2018, 7:05 pmKris Dunn - G - Chicago Bulls
Coach Fred Hoiberg noted that Kris Dunn (sprained MCL) was going at roughly 80 percent during recent practices.
That’s a good sign now that we’re in the fifth week of a 4-to-6 week recovery timetable. Unlike other positions on the Bulls, point guard is a pressing need considering Cam Payne recently got benched for the uninspiring Ryan Arcidiacono. We hope Dunn can consistently hit mid-round value as he did for stretches of last season and if he happens to be available on your wires, he should be picked up.
Source: Mike McGraw on Twitter
November 17, 2018, 11:04 pmCameron Payne - G - Chicago Bulls
Cameron Payne came back from DNP purgatory on Saturday night, drawing the start and putting up four points, four assists, a steal and a block in 22 minutes of work.
Payne also added four fouls tonight, otherwise he likely would've played deeper into the game. He'll likely go back to being out of the rotation when Zach LaVine (illness) returns so there's no fantasy implications here.