Age: 24 Height: 6-4 Weight: 185 lbs School: Louisiana-Lafayette
The New Orleans Pelicans are getting healthier. The Cleveland Cavaliers still have a ways to go. Pelicans point guard Elfrid Payton will play for the third time since returning from a 22-game absence due to a fractured finger when the Pelicans visit the Cavaliers on Saturday.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Pelicans guard Elfrid Payton has played in only seven games this season, and his team has won six of them. The latest one came Monday night as he returned from a broken finger that caused a 22-game absence over six weeks. "It felt good, man. It felt better to finish a game,"
After missing 22 games with a broken finger, New Orleans welcomed guard Elfrid Payton back to the starting lineup for Monday's win over Minnesota. The Pelicans won despite the absence of Anthony Davis, who was sidelined by illness.
Pelicans guard Elfrid Payton has returned from a broken hand that sidelined him for about six weeks and he was in the starting lineup against Minnesota on Monday night. However, the Pelicans say leading scorer and rebounder Anthony Davis is ill and unable to play against the Timblerwolves. Jahlil Okafor started in Davis' place.