Gary Payton to Portland in 3 years and 28m
Gary Payton, 29, 190 cm, wears a Portland uniform.
Shams Karania, a reporter for The Athletic, reported on the 1st (Korea Standard Time) that the Portland Trail Blazers signed guard Gary Payton II for three years and $28 million.
Peyton II’s move last season was like a drama. Having not established his position in the NBA, he continued his challenge to be on the NBA stage again by signing a non-guaranteed contract with the Golden State Warriors ahead of last season.
Peyton II’s performance exceeded expectations. As a backup guard, he revitalized the Golden State Guard with his solid defense, athletic ability, and hustle play. Before joining Golden State, he played only 71 games in the NBA, but he played 71 games last season alone, averaging 7.1 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 1.4 steals.
After appealing his competitiveness in the NBA, he succeeded in converting to a guarantee contract based on this. Peyton II’s performance also shone in the playoffs. He scored 15 points in Game 5 of the first round of the PO against Denver, and in the second round of the PO against the Memphis Grizzlies, he was a dedicated defender for Zamorant.
After suffering an unexpected elbow fracture, he returned to the court in the final series against the Boston Celtics, scoring an average of 7.0 points (FG 59.1%), 3.2 rebounds, 1.4 assists, and 1.6 steals for Golden State.
Gary Payton, who qualified for the FA again this summer, received the attention of many teams. Initially, the possibility of remaining in Golden State was focused on the possibility, but Portland offered nearly $10 million a year and eventually Peyton II decided to choose to transfer. 토토사이트
Portland, which had the highest loss rate in the league with a defensive rating of 116.9 last season, strengthened its defensive power by recruiting defensive specialist Peyton II after Jeremy Grant.