Cameron Payne has struggled to stay healthy during his NBA career due to recurring foot issues, but his actual play may be the bigger issue.
The Chicago Bulls may move on from Payne as he enters his third season recovering from another foot surgery. The Bulls traded Doug McDermott, Taj Gibson and a second round pick to the Oklahoma City Thunder for Payne.
“We knew the second practice [after he was acquired] that he couldn’t play at [an NBA] level,’’ said a source close to the situation. “The only reason it took two practices was because we thought maybe it was nerves in the first one.
“Any [Bulls] coach who says differently is lying. . . . We got ‘Garred’ on that one.’’
The source was referring to Gar Forman. Chicago's front office even called Payne "the point guard of the future."