Elfrid “Flattop Got Stuck in a Vacuum” Payton had missed a stretch of eight games early in the season due to some kind of injury (perhaps related to his floppy hair thing). Now he’s back in the starting point guard role and guess what? The Magic have lost eight games in a row. You know what that means, right?
Elfrid Payton is a loser.
And D.J. Augustin is a winner.
Repeat after me: Payton = loser. Augustin = winner. Payton = loser. Augustin = winner.
I will say that Payton is shooting the ball much better this year than he has in years past, so the Magic’s losing loseriness is less his fault than it normally would be. I’m pretty sure that his ability to make shots is just a mirage that will fade with time, as we’re looking at a fairly small sample size right now (especially from three), but it says something that Payton can have the best shooting game perhaps of his life and the Magic still got bootysmacked by nineteen points. Time to blow it up! (Again)