Payne (ankle) is doubtful to play Wednesday against the Hawks, Kellan Olson of ArizonaSports.com reports.
The 26-year-old continues to deal with the right ankle sprain and is expected to miss his third straight contest. Langston Galloway and Jevon Carter should continue to operate as the reserve options at the point in Payne's likely absence.
Payne (ankle) won't play Monday against the Wizards.
The 26-year-old was considered doubtful for Monday's contest, so it's hardly a surprise he won't be available. Jevon Carter and Langston Galloway should continue to operate as the reserve options at point guard in Payne's absence.
Payne (ankle) is doubtful for Monday's game against the Wizards.
Payne missed Saturday's contest due to a right ankle sprain, and he appears to be unlikely to return Monday. If he's unable to suit up, Jevon Carter will likely be in line for an increased role once again.
Payne won't play in Saturday's game against Indiana due to a right ankle sprain.
Payne has emerged from Friday's loss against Detroit with an apparent right ankle sprain, thus preventing him from seeing the court Saturday. Jevon Carter will likely see an increased role behind Chris Paul against the Pacers.
Payne finished with five points (1-3 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 2-2 FT), 10 assists and three rebounds in 16 minutes Wednesday in the Suns' 123-115 win over the Raptors.
Despite having not cleared 25 minutes in any of his eight appearances off the Phoenix bench this season, Payne has already put himself on the radar in 14-team leagues. The 26-year-old is now averaging 7.9 points (on 50 percent shooting from the field), 4.5 assists, 2.5 rebounds and 1.1 treys in 18.1 minutes per contest, but his playing time won't have room to go up so long as starting point guard Chris Paul remains healthy.
Payne compiled 13 points (5-9 FG, 3-6 3Pt), seven assists and two rebounds in 23 minutes off the bench Tuesday in the Suns' 113-86 win over the Pelicans.
The Phoenix reserves benefited from some extra run due to the blowout, and Payne took advantage of his highest minutes total of the season by producing a well-rounded stat line. Payne is off the fantasy radar outside of deep leagues while both Chris Paul and Devin Booker are healthy, but he could make for an interesting speculative pickup in the event either of the two starting guards misses time at any point. Through four games, Payne is averaging 9.8 points, 5.0 assists, 2.8 rebounds, 1.3 treys and 0.8 steals in 19.5 minutes.
Payne tallied seven points (2-5 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT), six assists, five rebounds and two steals in 20 minutes Sunday in the Suns' 116-100 win over the Kings.
After sparkling in a bench role for the Suns during the NBA season restart in Orlando this summer, Payne has carried over that success early on in the 2020-21 campaign. While his minutes will remain suppressed so long as both Chris Paul and Devin Booker are healthy, Payne will be someone to keep on a watch list in the event playing time opens up at some point. He's been a stellar per-minute producer through three games, averaging 8.7 points, 4.3 assists, 3.0 rebounds, 1.0 steals and 0.7 treys in 18.3 minutes per contest.
Payne (knee) was not on the injury report for the Suns on Thursday, Kellan Olson of ArizonaSports.com reports.
Payne's absence from the injury report suggests that he should be good to go for the team's preseason finale against the Lakers.
Payne (knee) practiced Thursday, Kellan Olson of ArizonaSports.com reports.
Payne missed Wednesday's preseason contest due to a knee injury, but it seems like he could play in Friday's preseason finale.
Payne is out for Wednesday's preseason game against the Lakers due to a knee injury, Duane Rankin of The Arizona Republic reports.
There's no indication the injury is serious, so Payne should be considered day-to-day after Wednesday's game.
Payne will start Saturday against the Jazz, Kellan Olson of ArizonaSports.com reports.
Chris Paul (ankle) is out, so Payne is drawing the start. If Paul misses any time in the regular season, Payne would also be a strong candidate to start and/or see extra run.
Payne had 14 points (4-12 FG, 2-4 3PT, 4-4 FT), six rebounds, five assists and three steals in Monday's win over the Thunder.
This time last year, Payne's NBA career looked like it might be over, but he's turned himself into a valuable rotation piece for the Suns in the bubble. Payne has scored in double-figures in four of six games, and he's handed out at least three assists four times.
Payne totaled 15 points (6-9 FG, 3-5 3Pt), three rebounds, three assists and one steal in 22 minutes during Thursday's 114-99 victory over the Pacers.
Payne continues to log decent minutes as the primary backup to Ricky Rubio. Over the four seeding games thus far, Payne is putting up averages of 11.5 points, 3.3 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 1.3 steals and 2.0 triples. He is yet to carve out a consistent role in the NBA and perhaps this is just the opportunity he has been looking for.
Payne agreed Tuesday with the Suns on a one-year contract that includes a lightly guaranteed team option for 2021-22, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
Payne hasn't seen any NBA minutes this season, but he was excellent in the G League with the Texas Legends, averaging 23.2 points, 7.3 assists, 4.7 rebounds and 2.9 combined steals/blocks per game. He likely won't see much action with a Phoenix squad that's already deep at point guard, but he could end up seeing regular run off the bench if the Suns fall out of playoff contention quickly.
Payne scored 22 points (8-23 FG, 2-7 3Pt, 2-2 FT) and collected eight rebounds along with 10 assists in a loss to Agua Caliente on Sunday.
Payne was far from efficient from the field, but he made up for missing 15 shots by contributing both as a rebounder and as a passer. He also collected three steals and one block but committed six turnovers. The 25-year-old is averaging 23.2 points, 4.9 boards and 8.0 dimes in 15 games with Texas this season.
Payne scored 36 points (15-25 FG, 5-9 3Pt, 1-1 FT) in a G League win over Austin on Wednesday.
The 2015 NBA lottery pick continues to overmatch G League opponents, and he is now averaging 23.2 points, 4.5 rebounds, 7.5 assists and 2.1 steals on the season. Payne has been even better over his last five games, posting per-game averages of 27.4 points, 6.6 boards and 8.4 dimes.
Payne scored 18 points (8-16 FG, 2-7 3Pt) and totaled 19 assists along with 10 rebounds in Saturday's G League win over Northern Arizona.
Payne has been excellent since returning to the G League on Jan. 26, but he took his performance to a new level Saturday, setting a career high in assists while notching his first triple-double. The former NBA lottery pick is averaging 22.1 points, 4.5 boards, 7.8 dimes and 2.3 steals in 12 contests with Texas this season.
Payne posted 30 points (11-19 FG, 4-7 3Pt, 4-5 FT) along with seven rebounds, four assists and four steals in a victory over Sioux Falls on Friday.
The former lottery pick out of Murray State has thrived since joining Texas in late January. Payne has registered double-digit scoring in 10 straight games and is shooting an impressive 50 percent from the field on the season.
Payne scored 22 points (9-17 FG, 4-9 3Pt, 2-2 FT), adding five rebounds, eight assists, two steals and two blocks in a victory over Rio Grande Valley on Wednesday.
Payne was a factor on both ends of the floor Wednesday, tying his season high in blocks and notching multiple steals for the eighth straight game. In 10 contests this season, he is averaging 21.7 points, 7.1 assists and 2.3 steals per game.
Payne scored 33 points (12-21 FG, 2-9 3Pt, 5-5 FT) and tallied seven rebounds along with six assists in a loss to Rio Grande Valley on Friday.
After an uncharacteristic low-scoring game in his last contest, Payne got back on track Friday, notching his second-best point total of the season. The 25-year-old has scored at least 28 points in three of his last four contests and is averaging 21.9 points in nine G League games this season.
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|01/09||@ IND||W 125-117||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|01/08||@ DET||L 105-110||15||6||2||3||3||2||0|
|01/06||vs TOR||W 123-115||16||5||3||10||1||0||0|
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|01/01||@ DEN||W 106-103||16||2||4||3||2||1||0|
|12/31||@ UTA||W 106-95||18||10||1||2||1||0||0|
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