Monday, 19 February, 2018

Suns acquire point guard Elfrid Payton from Magic for 2nd-round pick

Aaron Gordon Magic trade Elfrid Payton to Suns for second-round pick
Ivan Hill | 10 February, 2018, 05:23

In order to make room for the recently acquired Elfrid Payton, the Phoenix Suns have waived injured point guard Isaiah Canaan, as reported by 98.7 FM Arizona's Sports Station's John Gambadoro. In exchange for Payton's services, the Suns are sending the Magic the Memphis' Grizzlies 2018 second-round draft pick.

The question is, how will Payton fit in with Devin Booker and the Suns? The former Cajun point-guard is reaching career highs this season in scoring (13.0 points per game), field-goal percentage (.520) and 3-point shooting percentage (.373). He proceeded to start 63 of his 82 appearances during his rookie campaign en route to registering 8.9 points, 6.5 assists, 4.3 boards and 1.7 steals across 30.4 minutes per outing.

Payton, the No. 10 overall pick in the 2014 National Basketball Association draft, is averaging 13.0 points, 6.3 assists and 4.0 rebounds per game this season.

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The Suns have had a void at the point guard position since trading away starter Eric Bledsoe to the Milwaukee Bucks during the early stretch of the season.

The 26-year-old was signed under the injury hardship exemption in mid-December and the team waived point guard Mike James once that exemption wore off.

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