Elfrid Payton Net Worth & Salary NBA (Updated 2022)

What Is Elfrid Payton’s Net Worth?

Net Worth $3.5 million
BornFebruary 22, 1994
Age 28 Years Old
Place of Birth Gretna, Louisiana, US
Source of IncomeBasketball Player (NBA)
Last Updated2022

Elfrid Payton is an American professional basketball player, playing as a Point Guard for the Phoenix Suns of the NBA. He has a net worth of $3.5 million as of 2022. He played college basketball for the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

He is famous for his 17 triple-doubles in his NBA career, for which he has also received honors. He has experience playing with five NBA teams. He has also played for the USA Team at the 2013 U-19 World Championship.

Payton was drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers with the 10th overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft but later he was traded to  Orlando Magic

Let’s dive in and know something more about Elfrid Payton…!

Early Life and Education

Elfrid Payton’s real name is Elfrid Payton Jr. He was born to Elfrid Pyton Sr., a star in the Canadian Football League in the 90s, and Danielle Payton in Gretna, Louisiana.

He attended John Ehret High School, where he played casual basketball. Still, he managed to get recruited and chose to attend the University of Louisiana-Lafayette.

College Career

As a sophomore in 2011-12, Payton had a promising season where he averaged 15.9 points and 5.6 rebounds per game and was named All-Sun Belt Conference.

After his sophomore season, he entered Team USA’s U19 World Championship Trial Roster for the 2013 Championship. He made the team and went on to win the gold in the FIBA U19 World Championship, beating the Serbian team in the finals and recording a 9-0 score.

He took his team, the Ragin’ Cajuns, to the 2014 NCAA Tournament, where he was named conference Defensive Player of the Year.

He was named the National Defensive Player of the Year, at the end of the season, by winning the Lefty Driesell Award.

In 2014, he declared for the NBA draft, forgoing his final year of college.

Professional Career

On June 26, 2014, Payton was picked in round one and was the 10th overall pick by the Philadelphia 76ers in the 2014 NBA draft, but was traded to the Orlando Magic on the draft night itself.

He signed a rookie-scale contract with the team with which he would go on to play for 4 seasons. He made his debut in October against the New Orleans Pelicans.

Payton was the Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month for January. He recorded his first triple-double in March of the same year when he scored 15 points and had 12 assists and 10 rebounds in a loss against the Dallas Mavericks.

He played a total of 116 games before his first injury in the 2015-16 season and sat out for 4 games.

In the 2016-17 season, Payton recorded 5 triple-doubles, setting his career-high of 28 points and a career-high of 15 assists. In the following season, Payton was injured for the first few games. He returned to break his team’s 2-game losing streak and helped with a 112-99 win against the Knicks.

He also scored his career-high of 30 points in a 130-103 loss against the Washington Wizards. He was traded to the Phoenix Suns in 2018 and made his debut with 19 points against the Denver Nuggets.

He recorded two triple-doubles in nine games for the Phoenix Suns. He was later signed by the New Orleans Pelicans in July of that year. He scored his 11th career triple-double with the Pelicans.

He got injured in the ankle and had to take a break, but as he returned in November, he fractured a finger and was ruled out for 6 weeks. He missed 22 matches.

He returned with a record-breaking five consecutive triple-doubles for the Pelicans. He later agreed to terms with the New York Knicks on a two-year contract.

In February, Payton recorded his 17th triple-double of his career against the Cleveland Cavaliers. He was waived by the Knicks in November but re-signed for a year in the same month.

Finally, on August 10, 2021, after the expiration of his contract with the Knicks, he signed with the Phoenix Suns.

Personal Life

Payton has five siblings: Eron, Ashley, Courtney, Shamyra, and Brianna. His father used to play for the Canadian Football League.

He is currently reported to be dating Jessica Victoria, with whom he has one daughter. 

How Does Elfrid Payton Make His Money?

Elfrid is currently signed to a 1-year, $2.2 million contract with the Phoenix Suns that includes a guarantee for the same amount.

The contract fetches him an average salary of approximately $2.2 million.

  • Earnings as a Basketball Player 
  • Earnings from Sponsorships

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Elfrid Payton Biography/ Wikipedia

Real NameElfrid Payton Jr.
Date of BirthFebruary 22, 1994
Height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight 195 lb (88 kg)
Marital StatusUnmarried
Girlfriend Jessica Victoria
ChildrenOne daughter
Salary$2.2 million
Net worth$3.5 million
ProfessionBasketball Player (NBA)

What Is Elfrid Payton’s Salary?

Elfrid Payton earns an annual salary of approximately $2.2 million in 2022.

Elfriid Payton’s Famous Quotes

“It doesn’t matter who took that shot, don’t disrespect the game like that.”

Elfrid Payton

“Since the All-Star break, I’ve been healthy and been able to play at a pace that I was able to win the first four games before getting injured.”

Elfrid Payton

“I honestly believe everything happens for a reason.”

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Major Career Highlights

  • NBA All-Rookie First Team in 2015.
  • Lefty Driesell Award in 2014.
  • Sun Belt Defensive Player of the Year in 2014.
  • 2 times First-team All-Sun Belt in 2013 and 2014.
  • A total of 17 career triple-doubles as of 2022.


Elfrid Payton is an American basketball player. He is a key player for the Phoenix Suns in the NBA. He is now under contract with the team for four years. 

I hope Elfrid Payton’s story has inspired you to strive for perfection in life and aim for the best. As per the latest update, the net worth of Elfrid Payton is $3.5 million.


Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some of the popular questions related to Elfrid Payton, such as biography, age, height, wife, etc.

What Is Elfrid Payton’s Height And Weight?

Elfrid Payton stands 6 ft 3 inches (1.91 m) tall and weighs 195 lb (88 kg).

Which Team Does Elfrid Payton Play For?

Elfrid Payton currently plays for the Phoenix Suns of the NBA.

Who Is Elfrid Payton Dating?

Elfrid Payton is reported to be currently dating Jessica Victoria, with whom he has one daughter.

What is Elfrid Payton’s?

Payton hails from the University of Louisiana, where he was enrolled from 2011 to 2014.

What is Elfrid Payton’s Average Salary?

Elfrid Payton’s average salary is $2.2 million.

(Please note: This is not the exact net worth of Elfrid Payton. The information is grabbed from various sources on the web).

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