NBA Draft Profile: Thunder PG Cameron Payne


NBA Draft Profile: Thunder PG Cameron Payne

As part of our coverage leading up to the 2015 NBA Draft we will provide profiles of more than 60 prospects, including video interviews with each player, what they're saying leading up to draft day as well as their potential fit on the Bulls.

Cameron Payne, G, Murray State

6'2" | 183 lbs. | 20 years old

2014-15 stats:

20.3 points, 3.8 rebounds, 6.0 assists, 2.5 3-pointers, 37.3 3FG%, 32.8 minutes


First round, 14th overall to the Oklahoma City Thunder


"It’s my confidence and my swagger. I really have confidence in my game and I play with so much emotion and I never let anybody tell me I can’t do something because growing up this was just a dream and I haven’t made it yet but I got the opportunity to make it. So it’s really just that confidence."


The Thunder are looking for a backup to Russell Westbrook after trading Reggie Jackson, and Payne will fill that role well. He's stellar defensively and is a good playmaker who did a ton for the Racers this past year. The Thunder had been linked to Payne for quite some time, so it's not a surprising fit.

Kris Dunn out 4-6 weeks with knee sprain

Kris Dunn out 4-6 weeks with knee sprain

The Bulls season has gotten off to a rocky start, losing their first three games of the campaign. Part of that can be attributed to injuries to star Lauri Markkanen, and things just got a whole lot worse.

Point guard Kris Dunn will miss the next four to six weeks with an MCL sprain in his left knee.

Dunn played in his first game against the Mavericks on Monday night after missing the first two games for the birth of his son. Dunn scored nine points with seven assists and four rebounds.

Cam Payne has been filled in for Dunn in the first two games and will be tabbed to do so for the next month or so

We've officially found the biggest Michael Jordan fan ever

We've officially found the biggest Michael Jordan fan ever

There are diehard Michael Jordan fans.

And then there's this guy.

Forget anybody getting a tattoo of their favorite team's championship trophy. Forget the people who wait for hours in terrible weather just to catch a glimpse of their favorite player.

This dude has a constant, 24/7 reminder of "His Airness":

Yep, that is a full tattoo of a Jordan "23" jersey on his back, complete with a Michael Jordan "autograph" in the middle of the "2." 

Dedication at its finest.

Couple questions: 

A) Does it carry over to the front at all? And if not, is that a plan for the future?

2) Will one of his buddies get a "45" Jordan jersey tattoo or are we just gonna continue to pretend that era never happened?

D) What will that tat look like in a few years? That guy better stay away from the Doritos...