Hands up if you had heard of Elfrid Payton before the combine? My bet is you didn’t. In fact, when I heard that my team had worked him out, I was puzzled, I knew nothing about him and yet they were looking at him for 7th pick. It seemed a stretch, at first, but I soon became enamoured with his defensive game and his athleticism. In the end, had the Lakers taken him, I probably wouldn’t have needed much convincing, I’d already sold myself.