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Elfrid Payton is trying to work his way back
Elfrid Payton is trying to work his way back

Elfrid Payton carries around a Disney princess backpack with seemingly as much ease as he carries the burden of being an NBA rookie. Payton's mostly pink-colored backpack featuring the likes of Snow White and Cinderella is part of a good-natured hazing administered by veteran Channing Frye. "I got everybody on here. Here's the Little Mermaid," Payton said. Payton, 20, is also dealing with another part and parcel of life in the pros: a very public demotion. Payton, the No. 10 pick in the NBA draft, has gone from the Magic's starting point guard to, effectively, a third-teamer. He is now playing behind starter Victor Oladipo and, lately, back-up Luke Ridnour....

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