Elfrid Payton

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Basketball player
Elfrid Payton
Elfrid Payton
Player information
Full name Elfrid Payton, Jr.
birthday February 22, 1994 (26 years and 192 days)
place of birth Gretna , Louisiana , United States
size 193 cm
Weight 86 kg
position Point guard
college Louisiana Lafayette
NBA draft 2014 , 10th pick , Philadelphia 76ers
Club information
society New York Knicks
league NBA
Jersey number 4th
Clubs as active
2014–2018 Orlando Magic 2018–2018 Phoenix Suns 2018–2019 New Orleans Pelicans Since 2019 New York KnicksUnited StatesUnited States
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Elfrid Payton, Jr. (born February 22, 1994 in Gretna , Louisiana ) is an American basketball player . He is currently under contract with the New York Knicks in the NBA .


Payton played for the University of Louisiana at Lafayette for three years . There he developed into one of the best point guards at the college level. His defense was particularly strong, which is why he was named Sun Belt Defensive Player of the Year in 2014 and won the Lefty Driesell Award for best defender in NCAA Division I. In his junior year he scored 19.3 points, 6.0 rebounds , 5.9 assists and 2.3 steals per game and then signed up for the NBA draft .

In the 2014 NBA draft , he was initially selected in tenth place by the Philadelphia 76ers , but shortly thereafter transferred to the Magic for the draft rights to Dario Šarić .

Payton immediately established himself as a starter with the young Orlando Magic. In his rookie season, Payton achieved a triple-double in two consecutive games : on March 18, 2015 in a loss to the Dallas Mavericks (15 points, 10 rebounds, 12 assists) and on March 20 in a win against the Portland Trail Blazers (22 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists). He was the first NBA rookie since Antoine Walker (1997) and the seventh in league history to do so. At the end of the season, Payton was named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team . In his first year, he scored 8.9 points, 4.3 rebounds, 6.5 assists and 1.7 steals per game in 82 games.

On February 8, 2018, shortly before his contract expired, Payton was transferred from the Orlando Magic to the Phoenix Suns in exchange for a second-round pick . For the Suns, Payton played 19 games in the same season before his contract was not renewed at the end of the season. As a free agent , Payton signed a one-year contract with the New Orleans Pelicans on July 9, 2018. In March 2019, Payton scored five consecutive triple doubles , making Payton only the fifth player in the last 35 years to do so in the NBA. The others are Oscar Robertson , Wilt Chamberlain , Michael Jordan, and Russell Westbrook .

After his contract in New Orleans, Payton moved again within the league and signed a contract with the New York Knicks .

National team

Payton played in the 2013 U-19 World Basketball Championship and won the gold medal with the United States.

Web links

Commons : Elfrid Payton  - Collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. ^ UL-Lafayette point guard Elfrid Payton wins Lefty Driesell Award
  2. Dario Saric Traded from Magic to 76ers for Rights to Elfrid Payton
  3. Trail Blazers at Magic. NBA.com, March 20, 2015, accessed March 21, 2015 .
  4. https://www.nba.com/suns/press-release/phoenix-suns-aquire-elfrid-payton-orlando
  5. https://www.nba.com/pelicans/news/pelicans-sign-free-agents-elfrid-payton-and-julius-randle
  6. SI.com: Elfrid Payton Becomes Fifth player in NBA history to record five straight triple-doubles
  7. ELEVENTH FIBA ​​MEN'S U19 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP - 2013 ( Memento of the original from May 6, 2014 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.  @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot / www.usab.com