I spoke to Elfrid Payton on my show Friday and the free agent to be told me several teams were interested in signing him, though he couldn't get into specifics.

Other than mentioning he was open to going back to the Pelicans and there was some mutual interest, Payton didn't mention any of the mystery teams.

One of them must have been the New York Knicks, who reportedly signed Payton today to a two-year deal worth $16 million, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.

Payton, 25, was drafted 10th overall in the 2014 draft after 3 standout collegiate seasons with Louisiana's Ragin' Cajuns.

In 42 games with New Orleans last season, Payton procured 6 triple-doubles.

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