Payton averaged 12.7 points, 6.2 assists and 4.3 rebounds across 63 games played with the Magic and Suns in 2017-18. Payton's scoring production decreased slightly from the 2016-17 season but he shot a career best 49.3 percent from the floor and 32.6 percent from three-point range. The former Louisiana-Lafayette star posted two triple-doubles during his fourth NBA season, one with the Magic and one with the Suns. Payton and the Suns hold a qualifying offer of $4.5 million for next season and having been traded for a second-round pick at the trading deadline, it figures the Suns will match any offer Payton receives during free agency in July.
Payton (knee) is out for Tuesday's game against the Mavericks, Scott Bordow of The Arizona Republic reports. Payton will be unavailable for the Suns' season finale due to a knee injury that has cost him the past six contests. After being traded to the Suns at the deadline, he averaged 11.8 points on 43.5 percent shooting, 6.2 assists, 5.3 rebounds and 1.0 steals in 29.0 minutes across 19 appearances.
Payton (knee) is not expected to play in Tuesday's season finale against the Mavs, Scott Bordow of AZCentral.com reports. No surprise here, as Payton has already missed seven consecutive games while battling soreness in his left knee. He hasn't technically been ruled out, but according to Bordow, interim coach Jay Triano "all but declared" that the point guard would not play.
Payton (knee) will not play in Sunday's game against the Warriors. As expected, Payton will be held out of Sunday's contest, and it doesn't appear likely that the point guard will play in Tuesday's regular season finale against the Mavericks. In all, it will make for seven straight absences to end the regular season, and Tyler Ulis will continue operating as the team's primary point guard in Payton's absence.
Payton (knee) is not expected to play Sunday against Golden State, Scott Bordow of AZCentral.com reports. Phoenix is once again expected to be without the trio of Payton, Devin Booker and T.J. Warren on Sunday in its second-to-last game of the season. Considering it will mark Payton's sixth straight absence, it seems likely that he'll remain out for Tuesday's finale, as well.
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