3 Keys for Magic's Core Players in 2017-18: Elfrid Payton

OrlandoMagic.com's Josh Cohen assesses the three keys for several Magic players this season. Click through this slideshow for details.

Stuff the Stat Sheet
Payton has a franchise-high eight triple-doubles in his career (five last season) and he averaged 8.4 assists and 7.0 rebounds after the All-Star break last year.

Limit Turnovers
Payton kept the giveaways at a minimum in 2016-17 (career-best 2.2). The Magic were 12-10 last year when they committed 10 or fewer turnovers.

Be Aggressive on Defense
EP totaled seven steals in the two final preseason games. Fighting over screens and contesting 3-point shots is crucial for the four-year pro.