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Bismack Billabongo
Oct 9, 2012

Cameron Payne (born August 8, 1994) is an American professional basketball player for Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for Murray State.

Oklahoma City Thunder (2015–2017) Edit
2015–16 season Edit
During workouts prior to the NBA draft, Payne broke the ring finger on his non-shooting hand. The injury did not require surgery.[3] On June 25, 2015 Payne was selected by the Oklahoma City Thunder with the 14th overall pick in the 2015 NBA draft.[5] On July 10, 2015, he signed his rookie scale contract with the Thunder.[6] He made his debut for the Thunder on November 1 in a 117–93 win over the Denver Nuggets, recording three assists in four minutes.[7] On December 5, he was assigned to the Oklahoma City Blue, the Thunder's D-League affiliate.[8] He was recalled on December 6,[9] reassigned on December 15,[10] and recalled again on December 16.[11] On December 29, he had a 16-point effort in a 131–123 win over the Milwaukee Bucks. In the Thunder's regular season finale on April 12, 2016, Payne recorded career highs of 17 points and seven assists in a 102–98 loss to the San Antonio Spurs.[12]

2016–17 season Edit
On July 25, 2016, Payne underwent a successful procedure to repair a fractured fifth metatarsal in his right foot.[13] He recovered quickly and was cleared to practice when training camp opened. He went through full contact during the Thunder's first two days of practice,[14] but on September 27, he suffered an acute fracture to his fifth metatarsal in the team's Blue-White Scrimmage.[15] As a result, he missed the first two months of the 2016–17 season. After spending six days with the Oklahoma City Blue in early January,[16][17] Payne joined the Thunder playing group for the first time in 2016–17 on January 7.[18] He subsequently made his season debut that night, scoring eight points in 13 minutes against the Denver Nuggets.[19] On February 9, 2017, he scored a season-high 15 points in a 118–109 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers.[20]

Chicago Bulls (2017–2019) Edit
On February 23, 2017, Payne was traded, along with Joffrey Lauvergne and Anthony Morrow, to the Chicago Bulls in exchange for Taj Gibson, Doug McDermott and a 2018 second-round draft pick.[21] During the 2016–17 season, Payne had multiple assignments with the Windy City Bulls, the Bulls' D-League affiliate.[22]

On September 8, 2017, Payne was ruled out for three to four months after undergoing surgery on his right foot two days prior. He was known as the tank commander.[23] He made his season debut for the Bulls on February 22, 2018 in a 116–115 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers.[24] On March 17, 2018, Payne recorded his first professional double-double in his NBA career, putting up 13 points and a career-high 10 assists in a 114–109 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers.[25] On March 23, 2018, he had a career-high 17 points and six assists in a 118–105 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks.[26]

On October 24, 2018, Payne scored all of his career-high 21 points in the second half of the Bulls' 112–110 win over the Charlotte Hornets, going 7 for 11 on 3-pointers.[27] On January 3, 2019, he was waived by the Bulls.[28]

Cleveland Cavaliers (2019) Edit
On January 6, 2019, Payne signed a 10-day contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers.[29] On January 16, he signed a second 10-day contract with the Cavaliers.[30] He parted ways with the Cavaliers following the expiration of his second 10-day contract.[31]

Toronto Raptors (2019) Edit
On July 25, 2019, Payne signed a contract with the Toronto Raptors.[32] On October 8, 2019 Payne played for 12 minutes against the Houston Rockets in a preseason game and tallied 4 points, 1 assist, and 1 rebound. On October 19, 2019, the Raptors released Payne.[33]

Shanxi Loongs (2019–2020) Edit
On November 12, 2019, Payne was reported to join the Shanxi Loongs.[34] He played in two games for the team, averaging 22.5 points, 6.0 rebounds, 7.5 assists and 4.5 steals per contest. On January 2, 2020, Payne was replaced.[35]

Texas Legends (2020) Edit
On January 25, 2020, the Texas Legends announced that they had acquired Payne.[36]

During the week of March 3, 2020, Payne was named the NBA G-League Player of the Week, averaging 23.3 points, 7.3 rebounds, 10.3 assists, 2.7 steals, and 1.3 blocks per game while leading the Legends to a perfect 3-0 record for the week.[37]

Phoenix Suns (2020–present) Edit
On June 30, 2020, Payne agreed to a two-season deal with the Phoenix Suns.[38] He made his debut on July 31 in the 2020 NBA Bubble, where he recorded 9 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, and 2 steals on a plus-minus of +21 in a 125–112 win over the Washington Wizards.[39] On August 7, 2020, Payne recorded a season-high 15 points in a 114–99 win over the Indiana Pacers.[40] He later repeated his season-high in a blowout 128–102 win over the Dallas Mavericks, helping the team be undefeated in all eight games the Suns played in the bubble while coming off the bench and having his highest scoring and rebounding season averages in the NBA yet.[41]

After his successful time in the bubble, Payne had his second season option picked up on November 18, 2020.[42] In his second season with Phoenix, Payne continued the successful production he had in the 2020 bubble off the bench. On January 6, 2021, he tied his career-high of 10 assists in only 16 minutes of play in a 123–115 win over the Toronto Raptors.[43] On February 20, he scored a season-high 19 points and put up 7 assists in a blowout 128–97 win over the Memphis Grizzlies.[44] On March 4, Payne recorded his second career double-double in the NBA, leading the Suns that night with 17 points and 10 assists coming off the bench in a 120–98 blowout win over the Golden State Warriors.[45]

Cam Payne is a bucket. Cam Payne would like to invite all of his haters to this thread where they can publicly repent. Go ahead.


big boi
Jun 11, 2007

cam payne

Feb 24, 2005

Raptor legend.

Jan 9, 2008

cam payne is on 5 hour energy

Apr 16, 2005

Tits and cooters, Mr Bond.

Cameron Payne

Algund Eenboom
May 4, 2014

Ground floor

Oct 20, 2008

i am but a vessel

please forgive me Campaytamine.

Jul 2, 2011

I repent. But I stand by my statement that getting booed at summer league unleashed his true potential.

de curry GOAT
Oct 23, 2005

gently caress this drug cheat

Aug 9, 2007

i fantasize about ndamukong suh licking my doodoo hole

The Suns are good at basketball.

Algund Eenboom
May 4, 2014

WhyteRyce posted:

I'm really legit surprised no one talked to me about not booing really loudly in the first quarter of the Mavs game everytime Cam Payne touched the ball and saying "why couldn't you do that for Chicago" everytime he actually made a shot. Pretty sure he tried to stare me down when I informed him he'll be losing a jump ball

Probably Magic
Oct 9, 2012

I don't think I have anything to repent for, I remember him doing well in Murray State, Metapod mentioning his name a lot in mantra, and then seeing him do okay this playoffs. Happy for the dude, Ohio Valley supremacy.

Jul 2, 2011

I also want to eat crow for not believing in Deandre Ayton. He's a guy who loves AZ and who plays well and puts up monster dunks. It's wrong to doubt such a man.

Lasagna Pilot
Feb 6, 2009

No, you're dark-side intergalactic encyclopedia salesmen. Unfortunately, the home office hasn't been quite upfront with you.

Mar 18, 2012


Who could hate cam payne?

Jan 9, 2008

ppl who only play multiplayer

Apr 21, 2006

Ive never had an opinion about cam payne but if he puts away the clippers I say


Jul 2, 2006

Bullying works

Sep 27, 2012

doin thangs

Cam Payne

Sep 27, 2012

doin thangs

Apr 16, 2005

Tits and cooters, Mr Bond.

I would like to tell Suns fans who complained about Ayton: I told you he was a monster after seeing how much trouble he gave Jokic in the regular season

Lasagna Pilot
Feb 6, 2009

No, you're dark-side intergalactic encyclopedia salesmen. Unfortunately, the home office hasn't been quite upfront with you.

Dec 21, 2004

hahah drat

Feb 23, 2004
And now the whole nation - pulpit and all - will take up the war-cry, and shout itself hoarse, and mob any honest man who ventures to open his mouth; and presently such mouths will cease to open.

Been rooting for Cam since he was chased out of the league by a dastardly SAS poster.

Aug 25, 2004

2015 NFL MVP

cam payne

Bismack Billabongo
Oct 9, 2012

RD Mangles Honeypot

Oct 26, 2007

automatic gun for fast, continuous firing

Cavauro posted:

ppl who only play multiplayer

Mar 5, 2003

Hitting the Submit Post button

i love cam payne and his strong jawline

Jack's Flow
Jun 6, 2003

Life, friends, is boring

He’s just a big Cam Payne guy.

Jan 4, 2016

Toilet Rascal


Oct 17, 2009

Coal Jobs for the Coal God

Metapod posted:

Who could hate cam payne?

who betta than cam payne?

Bismack Billabongo
Oct 9, 2012

Sep 2, 2006

All days are nights to see till I see thee; and nights bright days when dreams do show me thee.

That seems like really favorable odds.

Paul Zuvella
Dec 7, 2011

Campaign for Cam Payne

Penisaurus Sex
Feb 3, 2009


seems like just yesterday we were feeding the picture of Cam on his little scooter into the AI painting generator to make wonderful pieces of high art

Dec 17, 2011

ghost in the shell, but somehow much worse

College Slice

Put some respect on his name, it's CamERON Payne


Sep 2, 2001
Forum Veteran And Professor Emeritus of Condiment Studies

Cam Payne for my Suns friends;
Pam Cayne for my un-friends.

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