Let's hope he can be an upgrade on on ball defense, and that he can get the ball up the court with some speed and create some things. This is a big signing, not because this guy is an all-world point guard, but because he adds depth to a backcourt that sorely needed it.I think he improves on ball defense immediately.
And I like the idea of a 46% 3 pt shooter from last year added to Mitchell (over 40%), along with Carrington and Christie, whom I believe are both solid shooters (yet to be proven.) When you have a post guy who will demand double teams and who can pass it (Payne), you've got a much better offense when you have multiple shooters. Things are looking a bit better now..