At the end of the preseason, the Golden State Warriors waived a group of players, including Gary Payton II. During training camp, Payton II was in competition with players like Avery Bradley for Golden State’s final roster spot.© Provided by WarriorsWire
Prior to the start of the regular-season opener against the Los Angeles Lakers, the Warriors made a move to bring back the 28-year-old guard. On Tuesday, the Warriors signed Payton to a contract, filling the 15th and final spot on the roster.
Via @WarriorsPR on Twitter:
Warriors sign Gary Payton II: pic.twitter.com/KhTDpcuGKl— Warriors PR (@WarriorsPR) October 19, 2021
Payton II played in just one preseason game due to a hernia injury, scoring 12 points on 5-of-7 shooting from the field with a rebound and a steal in only 13 minutes of action.
The Oregon State product joined Golden State for the final stretch of the regular season in 2020-21, playing in 10 games. During his late-season run, Payton II averaged 2.5 points on 76.9% shooting from the field in four minutes per contest.
Payton II will provide a consistent defensive-minded wing to Golden State’s thin backcourt to start the regular season.
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