ESPN Insider Chad Ford has been all over Elfrid Payton's meteoric rise up the draft boards of many teams around the NBA, and currently Ford has the former Louisiana Lafayette star projected to go No. 8 overall to Sacramento.
Could he go even higher than that, though?
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