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Magic's Elfrid Payton finishes fourth in the 2014-15 NBA Rookie of the Year voting

Magic's Elfrid Payton finishes fourth in the 2014-15 NBA Rookie of the Year voting

When the Orlando Magic made a draft-night trade last June to acquire rookie Elfrid Payton, team officials hoped they had found their point guard of the future. In the months that followed, Payton not only justified the team’s faith in him, but he also outplayed most members of his vaunted rookie class. Payton finished fourth in the 2014-15 Rookie of the Year voting, the NBA announced today. Minnesota Timberwolves swingman Andrew Wiggins won the award, receiving 110 of a possible 130 first-place votes from a panel of writers and broadcasters. Chicago Bulls forward Nikola Mirotic was the runner-up, with 14 first-place votes. Philadelphia 76ers center Nerlens Noel placed third, with...

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