Who does Elfrid Payton think he is, Russell Westbrook?
The Orlando Magic rookie is growing more comfortable with the NBA game and looked very good against Portland Friday night: 22 points on 10-of-13 shooting, 10 rebounds, and 10 assists. Payton was in attack mode and getting to the rim — he hit 8-of-9 in the restricted area on the night.
Payton was central to the Magic upsetting the Trail Blazers Friday night, 111-104.
Payton has some work to do on his jump shot and other aspects of his game. But he’s starting to look like another key piece of the future in Orlando.