I dont believe that no9 is too high at all for Payton. Saw a mock having him go no8 to Sac. He's the Damian Lillard of this draft. Only reason why he's not projected high is bc he's from a small school. Put him at UK and he would probably be a legit top8 pick.
Payton has size and athleticism. A very good floor generator and great feel for the game. Just kinda raw and needs to work on shooting the ball. But , could be a legit PG and the future for a team like Charlotte.
If Cho, MJ, and scouting team know what they're doing Payton should be very high on their list.
Chad Ford has Payton going #8 as well. Not sure if that is the mock you saw or not, but some are indeed projecting him that high
Edited by teeray, 17 June 2014 - 12:46 PM.