Magic ship Payton to Suns for pick

Elfrid Paytion has been traded from the Magic to the Suns.

The Orlando Magic have traded guard Elfrid Payton to the Phoenix Suns for a second-round draft pick, according to a report from ESPN.

The pick Phoenix is sending in the deal is a 2018 second-rounder from the Memphis Grizzlies, per the report.

Payton, 23, is in his fourth NBA season.

“Although Payton is posting career highs in scoring (13.0 points per game), field-goal percentage (.520) and 3-point shooting percentage (.373), he doesn’t stretch opposing defenses because of his reputation as a subpar shooter,” wrote the Orlando Sentinel. “His defense at the point of attack also has been a major issue.”

The NBA trade deadline expired at 3 p.m. Thursday.

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