Elfrid Payton has some potential as a young point guard, but he has some things to work on. Like shooting. On the season he is shooting 38 percent overall. Less impressive, he is shooting 49 percent from the free throw line. Fifteen feet away and unguarded, he still hits less than half his shots.
It was worse than that Monday night in Los Angeles, where the Magic’s rookie airballed back-to-back free throws. That’s Shaq/Dwight Howard like. It’s a little disturbing for a point guard to be doing that.
Hat tip to James Herbert of Eye on Basketball.