Payton provided 16 points (7-11 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 2-3 FT), six assists, five rebounds and a steal across 31 minutes in Sunday's 96-84 win over the Pistons. Payton is in the midst of an excellent three-game run of production during which he's averaging 18.0 points, 7.0 rebounds and 7.7 assists. He's also converting an eye-popping 61.1 percent of his shots, which is 17 percent higher than his season-long average.
Payton recorded 18 points (7-12 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 4-4 FT), nine rebounds and eight assists across 30 minutes during Friday's 126-103 loss to the Thunder. Payton continues to stuff the stat sheet lately, and he's emerged as one of the most stable aspects of the Knicks' gameplan. Over the past two games, he's totaled 38 points, 17 assists and 16 rebounds. When seeing over 30 minutes this season, he's averaging 11.9 points, 8.2 assists (2.6 turnovers), 5.8 rebounds and 1.8 steals.
Payton pitched in 20 points (8-13 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 4-5 FT), nine assists and seven rebounds in 28 minutes during Wednesday's 112-104 loss to the Jazz. Payton finished one dime and a few boards shy of a triple-double while committing just one turnover. He did all this despite a modest minute total, and Payton has been one of the few pleasant surprises for the Knicks thus far this season. He'll look to build on this performance heading into Friday's tilt against the Thunder.
Payton recorded three points (1-4 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 1-4 FT), 10 assists and one rebound across 33 minutes during Saturday's 125-115 win over the Bulls. Payton's shooting was a disaster, but he helped fuel a victory by getting his teammates involved. Saturday's performance marked the eighth time this season that Payton has racked up double-digit assists. In February, he averaged 12.5 points, 9.8 assists, 5.1 rebounds and 2.3 steals in 32.5 minutes.
Payton put up 18 points (7-15 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 4-6 FT), 12 assists and six rebounds in 36 minutes during Thursday's loss to the 76ers. In his second game back from a two-game absence due to an ankle issue, Payton saw a heavier workload after Dennis Smith Jr didn't return from a possible concussion, and he answered the call. His shooting may not be appealing, but Payton is adept at contributing in certain other areas for fantasy purposes. The 26-year old is producing a level of value worth owning in most leagues, but his 54.8 percent shooting from the charity stripe is a career-low. This is coming just one year after springing to a career-high 74.3 percent in the 2018-19 season. While that number was nothing to write home about, if Payton can work his way back up to that free-throw percentage he displayed last season, his fantasy value would spike tremendously.
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