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Magic Mailbag: Elfrid Payton is Orlando's key player to watch

Orlando Sentinel (blog) - 03 Aug 2017
Some of Payton's problems stemmed from the lineups the Magic employed. Payton performs his best when the Magic push the ball upcourt in transition, but the Magic slowed themselves down by playing two big men simultaneously. And the decision to play ...
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Elfrid Payton Quietly Balled Out Post All-Star Break

RotoBaller (subscription) (blog) - 21 Aug 2017
8/20:An enigma in the eyes of most fans, Elfrid Payton quietly produced post All-Star break. He averaged 13.5 points per game, seven rebounds, 8.4 assists and one steal through the final 24 games of the season. It seemed like the new up-tempo style of ...
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Orlando Magic are still behind their counterparts in rebuilding

Orlando Magic Daily - 23 Aug 2017
Elfrid Payton is the perfect example of these inconsistencies. Payton managed to become the all-time franchise leader in. Elfrid Payton is the perfect example of these inconsistencies. Payton managed to become the all-time franchise leader in triple ...
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NBA pros, fans react to Irving-Thomas megatrade

Inquirer.net - 23 Aug 2017
Fellow NBA guards Jordan Clarkson, Elfrid Payton, Jamal Crawford , Eric Bledsoe and Terrence Ross weighed in on the league's latest massive shake-up. Screen Grab from Twitter. Some, meanwhile, let the emojis do the talking, highlighted by Rudy Gobert's ...
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Orlando Magic signs Adreian Payne to a two-way contract

Blasting News - 23 Aug 2017
Elfrid Payton averaged 12.8 pts, 4.7 rebounds, 6.5 assists, 1.1 steals and 0.5 blocks per game. Payton played his best season in the NBA yet. While Aaron Gordon averaged 12.7 pts, 5.1 rebounds, 1.9 assists, 0.8 steals, and 0.5 blocks per game last ...
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Orlando Magic Offseason in Review

16 Wins A Ring (blog) - 15 Aug 2017
With the playoffs still firmly in the organization's plans, the Magic needed to do whatever they could to upgrade holes all across the roster while avoiding the kind of bad money that got them in this situation in the first place. Decisions on Elfrid ...
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The Optimist's Case for the Orlando Magic

Orlando Pinstriped Post - 16 Aug 2017
This will give us a chance to see what players like Elfrid Payton and Aaron Gordon are really made of. Gordon and Jeff Green playing together was decidedly unfun, but Gordon running up and down the court flanked by Simmons and Isaac is much more ...
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WATCH: Orlando Magic players at work in their offseason

Orlando Magic Daily - 17 Aug 2017
Jonathan Isaac and Terrence Ross are among the frequent players reportedly working out at the Amway Center. Elfrid Payton, too, has joined some training there on occasions. But most of the players are working out near their homes to improve their games.
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Magic news: Orlando signs Troy Caupain to a training camp deal

ClutchPoints - 20 Aug 2017
Caupain faces an uphill climb in his journey to securing an NBA roster spot for the 2017-18 season, especially within a Magic squad that already boasts of a couple of steady backups each behind Evan Fournier and Elfrid Payton at both guard positions.
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The Magic's bench is flawed, but dramatically improved

Orlando Pinstriped Post - 10 Aug 2017
Is Elfrid Payton the Magic's answer at point guard? Why aren't they playing Aaron Gordon at power forward? Should Evan Fournier be more than a third or fourth option, at best? No doubt, these are among the most important questions the franchise needs ...
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NBA free agency 2017: Arron Afflalo picks no. 4 for Orlando Magic

Orlando Pinstriped Post - 27 Jul 2017
Fortunately for Afflalo, Elfrid Payton gave up that number to switch to no. 2, which he wore in college. Afflalo is arguably the best Magic player to ever wear no. 4, though there's something to be said for Payton's franchise-leading triple-double ...
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10 years after mom's death, UL pledge fulfills her dreams

The Daily Advertiser - 18 Aug 2017
One of UL's pitch points was that it produced NBA lottery pick Elfrid Payton, now a point guard with the Orlando Magic. “It meant a lot,” Wesley said. “Coach Marlin talked to me (about) how much Elfrid Payton developed, and how he turned into a great ...
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SB Nation Mock Expansion Draft: Orlando Magic protected players

Orlando Pinstriped Post - 09 Aug 2017
Every team needs a point guard, and, while he's been up-and-down his entire career thus far, Elfrid Payton would be tough to let go. While he struggles to shoot the ball with any consistency, and has games where he plays with seemingly no energy on ...
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2017-18 Orlando Magic preview: What is this team, anyway?

SB Nation - 11 Aug 2017
Should the Magic have taken Dennis Smith Jr. instead of Jonathan Isaac? Which second-half performance was more encouraging: Elfrid Payton's, or Aaron Gordon's? What happened down the stretch last season that the national media missed, whether good ...
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2017 Orlando Magic take their place among franchise's worst

Orlando Magic Daily - 26 Jul 2017
Elfrid Payton struggled defensively (although he returned to his rookie year level). Everyone's efficiency dropped. And on and on and on. The Magic failed to meet even the baseline of expectations in the 2017 season. The Magic's 29-win season may have ...
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Most unpredictable NBA teams heading into 2017-18

FanRag Sports (blog) - 28 Jul 2017
The Magic, meanwhile, have enough average to above-average players — Nikola Vucevic, Evan Fournier, Aaron Gordon, Jonathon Simmons and Elfrid Payton — to finish ahead of all six aforementioned squads, and maybe one or two others. Don't be ...

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