Payne signs NBA deal after coming back from China

Payne, the 15th overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, played in only 18 games last season for the Minnesota Timberwolves.

After returning to the team during the second half of April, the 6-foot-10, 237-pound Payne played five more games and finished the season averaging 3.5 points and 1.8 rebounds per game.

Two seasons ago, Payne played in 52 games but made just two starts and averaged 2.5 points and 2.1 rebounds per game.