Update: Payton registered a double-double with 11 points (3-8 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 5-10 FT) and 11 assists to go along with three steals over 31 minutes in Monday's 107-98 win against the Bucks.
Analysis: It was the third time in five games that Payton reached double-digit assist totals, though the young floor general continues to struggle on the offensive side of the ball. Despite his unimpressive overall percentages this season, Payton actually improved on his rookie year by a significant margin. Payton's production is starting to resemble that of a young Rajon Rondo, which would be great news for anyone who owns him in keeper leagues.
Payton had 20 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists in a 118-102 loss to Detroit on Wednesday.
It was the third career triple-double for the Orlando Magic point guard and his first this season. He had a combined 10 points, three rebounds and 10 assists in his first two games after returning from a sprained elbow.