Former Ragin' Cajun PG Elfrid Payton is having a great rookie season for the Orlando Magic. Through the ups and downs of the season, he has managed to fill the stat sheet, recording two triple-doubles in the process.

Payton and Minnesota Timberwolves SF Andrew Wiggins are considered by many to be the two frontrunners for the NBA Rookie of the Year award.

CLICK HERE as ESPN's Ben Alamar breaks down the stats that show you why Payton should be named NBA Rookie of the Year over Wiggins.

"Historically, the only rookies who have done as well as Elfrid Payton are Jason Kidd, Chris Paul and Nate McMillan...both Paul and Kidd - they won Rookie of the Year." (Hint: it has a lot to do with Payton's presence on the court compared to Wiggin's)

That's some very impressive company!