Knicks agree to deal with guard Elfrid Payton

NEW YORK — The Knicks are bringing back a familiar face. But it isn’t Carmelo Anthony.Just two days after they declined his contract option, the Knicks agreed to re-sign point guard Elfrid Payton on a reported one-year, $5 million deal. Payton was New York’s starting point guard last season and was effective when he wasn’t injured, averaging 10 points and 7.2 assists in 45 games.Still, Payton, 26, continued to demonstrate fallibilities with his defense and jumper. He also failed to play more than 63 games for the fourth straight season because of injuries. On Thursday, the Knicks declined Payt…

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