Payne appeared in 107 career NBA games in four seasons with the Hawks, Timberwolves and Magic. He averaged 4.0 points and 2.9 rebounds per game. He also played games in the G League and overseas, including in Greece, Lithuania and Qatar, including this year.
Payne dealt with a foot injury early in his tenure with the Hawks and was stuck in a rotation behind Al Horford, Pero Antic, Mike Muscala and Elton Brand.
In four seasons at Michigan State from 2010-14, Payne appeared in 138 games and averaged 8.9 points and 5.3 rebounds. As a senior, he averaged 16.4 points and 7.3 rebounds.