Knicks G Payton (hamstring) out at least 10 more days

New York Knicks point guard Elfrid Payton will be sidelined at least 10 more days with a strained right hamstring.

The team made that announcement after Payton was examined on Tuesday. He missed his 10th consecutive game in Monday's 123-105 win against the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Payton, 25, has averaged 8.0 points, 3.8 assists, 3.0 rebounds and 2.5 steals in four games (three starts) in his first season with the Knicks.

A lottery pick (10th overall) in the 2014 NBA Draft, Payton signed a two-year, $16 million deal with New York on July 8.

He has career averages of 11.1 points, 6.5 assists, 4.3 rebounds and 1.3 steals in 346 games (298 starts) with the Orlando Magic, Phoenix Suns, New Orleans Pelicans and Knicks.

--Field Level Media

11/19/2019 19:04

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