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.
Payton registered 11 points (5-11 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 1-2 FT), seven rebounds and four assists across 20 minutes in Wednesday's win over the Pelicans.
Payton was one of three Knicks starters who scored in double digits, and that's a positive sign for him, but Derrick Rose ended up playing more minutes at the point despite coming off the bench. His performance has been a bit uneven, but Payton has now scored in double figures in four straight games. Though he seems entrenched as the Knicks' starting point guard, it's worth noting that he hasn't cracked 30 minutes since early March.
Payton recorded 20 points (9-12 FG, 2-4 FT), three rebounds, two assists and one steal in 27 minutes during Monday's win over the Lakers.
The 27-year-old scored 20 points for the first time since March 4. Payton had been playing well before Monday's game, averaging 10.0 points, 3.4 assists, 2.6 rebounds, 1.2 three-pointers and 0.8 steals over his last five games. The seventh-year guard will look to build on this impressive scoring performance Wednesday on the road against the Pelicans.
Payton mustered 11 points (4-12 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 2-4 FT), nine assists, six rebounds, two steals and a block across 25 minutes in Saturday's win over the Pistons.
Payton had a rough night from the field and needed 12 shots to score 11 points, but he excelled in other areas of the game. He ended just one assist shy of putting up a double-double while recording multiple steals for the third time over his last seven appearances. Payton might never be a reliable scoring weapon, but he has a decent floor due to his ability to rack up stats left and right.
Payton delivered 17 points (6-12 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 4-5 FT), five rebounds, four assists and two steals across 28 minutes in Wednesday's loss against the Timberwolves.
Payton missed nine of the Knicks' 11 games between Feb. 25 and March 21, and he had been underwhelming upon his return with averages of just 7.3 points, 3.0 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game over his past four appearances before breaking out Wednesday. This was Payton's best scoring performance since March 4, when he finished with 20 points in a win over the Pistons, and perhaps it was just the game he needed to spark his confidence.
Payton (hamstring) is available for Saturday's game against the Bucks.
As expected, Payton will play through hamstring soreness. Since the start of February, he's averaged 13.3 points, 4.2 rebounds and 3.3 assists in 27.0 minutes.
Payton (hamstring) is probable for Saturday's game against the Bucks.
Payton continues to deal with a sore left hamstring but has played in each of the past two games. He's averaged 7.5 points and 4.5 rebounds over 21.0 minutes per game across his past two appearances and appears likely to play once again Saturday.
Payton (hamstring) will play and start Thursday against the Wizards.
Payton is still dealing with hamstring soreness but will play in his second consecutive game. Since the start February, he's averaged 13.7 points, 4.2 rebounds and 3.6 assists in 27.4 minutes.
Payton (hamstring) is probable for Thursday's game against the Wizards.
The point guard still isn't fully recovered from a hamstring injury, but he should play during the rematch against the Wizards. On Tuesday, he played 21 minutes and posted seven points, five rebounds, four assists and three steals.
Payton (hamstring) started at point guard in his return to action in Tuesday's 131-113 win over the Wizards, finishing with seven points (3-8 FG, 1-2 FT), five rebounds, four assists and three steals.
Payton turned in a well-rounded stat line in his latest comeback from his nagging hamstring injury, which sidelined him for the past five games. He should be ready to handle a larger minutes load in the Knicks' rematch Thursday with the Wizards, but New York may also have Derrick Rose (conditioning) available to siphon off some playing time at point guard. Immanuel Quickley (12 minutes) and Frank Ntilikina (10 minutes) both saw playing time behind Payton on Tuesday.
Payton (hamstring) is available for Tuesday's game against the Wizards.
Payton was considered a game-time decision after missing the last five games with a hamstring strain, and he was able to gain clearance through his pregame work. The 27-year-old has started in all 34 of his appearances this season and figures to do so again Tuesday, especially with Derrick Rose (conditioning) still unavailable.
Payton (hamstring) is a game-time decision for Tuesday's game versus Washington, Steve Popper of Newsday reports.
The 27-year-old is questionable for Tuesday's contest with a strained right hamstring, and his status remains up in the air with opening tip approaching. Payton has missed the past five games due to the injury and could provide a boost to the backcourt with Derrick Rose (conditioning) still sidelined.
Payton (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Tuesday's game against the Wizards.
A strained hamstring has kept Payton on the sideline for the last five games, but following an off day Monday, he'll have a chance to get back on the floor Tuesday night. If Payton is held out once again, Immanuel Quickley (ankle) would likely be in line for another start at point guard.
Payton (hamstring) will not play in Sunday's game against the 76ers, Ian Begley of SNY reports.
There was some optimism that Payton would be able to make his return from a four-game absence, but he'll ultimately remain out Sunday as he continues to nurse a strained right hamstring. With a day off Monday, Payton should be considered questionable for Tuesday's contest versus the Wizards.
Payton (hamstring) holds a questionable designation for Sunday's showdown with the 76ers, Steve Popper of Newsday reports.
Payton has missed four straight games due to a hamstring issue, but this marks the first time he's been given the questionable tag rather than doubtful. This likely suggests he's progressing toward a return, and the point guard's status should be monitored ahead of the opening tip Sunday.
Payton (hamstring) is out Thursday against the Magic.
Payton will miss a fourth straight contest as he recovers from a strained right hamstring. With Immanuel Quickley (ankle), Derrick Rose (COVID-19 protocols) and Austin Rivers (personal) also sidelined, it appears Frank Ntilikina will be in line for a significant portion of the Knicks' point guard minutes. Alec Burks and RJ Barrett also figure to handle the ball more often.
Payton (hamstring) is doubtful for Thursday's game against the Magic.
The 27-year-old has missed the past three games with a right hamstring strain and is likely to be sidelined again Thursday. Immanuel Quickley started the last two contests but is now questionable with a sore ankle, while Derrick Rose (COVID-19 protocols) remains sidelined.
Payton (hamstring) has been ruled out for Tuesday's game against the 76ers, Steve Popper of Newsday reports.
Payton was considered doubtful Tuesday due to a strained right hamstring, and he'll officially be sidelined for a third consecutive contest. Immanuel Quickley will start in his place against Philadelphia, while Frank Ntilikina could also see increased run for the Knicks.
Payton (hamstring) is listed as doubtful for Tuesday's game against Philadelphia.
Payton looks likely to be sidelined for the third game in a row due to a strained right hamstring. With Derrick Rose (COVID-19 protocols) still out in addition, Immanuel Quickley will likely be in line for a bigger workload than normal once again on Tuesday.
Payton (hamstring) is considered doubtful for Monday's game against the Nets, Mike Vorkunov of The Athletic reports.
A strained right hamstring continues to plague the guard, who is on pace to sit out for the sixth time in the last eight games. With Derrick Rose (COVID-19 protocols) already ruled out, Frank Ntilikina will likely be in line for another start, though he played only seven minutes in Saturday's win over the Thunder.
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|06/02||vs ATL||L 89-103||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|05/30||@ ATL||L 96-113||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|05/28||@ ATL||L 94-105||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|05/26||vs ATL||W 101-92||5||1||0||0||0||1||0|
|05/23||vs ATL||L 105-107||8||0||0||1||0||0||0|
|05/16||vs BOS||W 96-92||14||0||4||1||2||0||0|
|05/15||vs CHA||W 118-109||12||2||2||2||0||0||0|
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