Payton will come off the bench for Friday's Game 3 against the Hawks, Brad Rowland of PeachtreeHoops.com reports.

Payton's minutes have been dwindling since late April, and coach Tom Thibodeau is finally pulling the plug on Payton's starter status after the point guard played just 13 combined minutes in Games 1 and 2. He can be ignored in fantasy.

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