Ranking Elfrid Payton's Areas to Improve

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#5 Add More Muscle

Payton has warrior instincts and is aggressive when the defense is indolent and sags off him. As a result, he will be relentless on his drives to the basket. With this tactic, however, it is imperative for Payton to add more strength so that he can remain durable after body contact. Though he does have a distinctive ability to wiggle away from defenders and be acrobatic on his shot attempts, Payton wants to be more robust so that three-point opportunities can become a staple of his offensive repertoire.