Knicks to Signal Elfrid Payton to One-Yr Deal
The New York Knicks have agreed to a cope with Elfrid Payton, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN studies. The transfer brings the 26-year-old again into the fold after a stable 2019-20 marketing campaign with the franchise.
Payton averaged 10.zero factors and seven.2 assists per recreation for the Knicks final however was waived earlier in order that New York may knock $7 million off of his partially assured $eight million contract.
By signing Payton to a reported $5 million deal, they’ll successfully save $2 million. In fact, the Knicks briefly had the chance to maneuver on from Payton ought to different strikes have arisen on the primary day of free company.
Payton has bounced round a number of groups over the course of his temporary profession and has but to actually stick. As a returning participant to the Knicks, Payton will get an opportunity to develop with a workforce approaching its first coaching camp as a real rebuilding workforce.
In Payton’s first 12 months in New York, the group went by two head coaches, a entrance workplace regime change, and a concerted resolution to desert a fruitless pursuit of the No. eight seed in an effort to focus extra on natural improvement.