Top Adreian Payne News

  • Adreian Payne: Heads to France

    Payne is leaving will leave Panathinaikos to join Asvel in France, Emiliano Carchia of Sportnado reports.

    Payne continues to bounce around overseas leagues. He last played in the NBA during the 2017-18 campaign, appearing in five games for the Magic.

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  • Adreian Payne: To sign in Greece

    Payne is expected to sign with Panathinaikos, Kostas Giataganas of EuroHoops.com reports.

    Payne has been overseas in China prior to this contract, and the last NBA action he saw was five games for Orlando during the 2017-18 campaign. It's unclear if the 27-year-old will make it back to the NBA.

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  • Adreian Payne: Headed to China

    Payne is expected to finalize a contract with the Nanjing Monkey King of the Chinese Basketball Association in the coming days, Sportando reports.

    Payne inked a two-way deal with the Magic last August and appeared in five games at the NBA level before being waived in January. The 2014 first-round pick then latched on with Greek club Panathinaikos, appearing in 12 EuroLeague contests and averaging 9.9 minutes per game. He'll look to boost his stock overseas before potentially exploring opportunities to return to the NBA or G League when the CBA season concludes.

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  • Magic's Adreian Payne: Waived by Magic

    Payne was waived by the Magic on Friday, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

    Payne has been back and forth between the Magic and their G-League affiliate this season. He averaged 4.2 points and 1.8 rebounds across 8.6 minutes in five games with the team.

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  • Magic's Adreian Payne: Recalled from G-League

    Payne (hand) has been recalled from the Magic's G-League team in Lakeland, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel reports.

    Payne fractured his hand in early October, but made his return on Nov. 27, tallying 26 points in his debut. The decision to recall the big man is due to Aaron Gordon suffering a concussion in Friday's loss to the Nuggets. While he is expected to provide depth in the frontcourt, it remains to be seen if he will get any time in the rotation.

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  • Magic's Adreian Payne: Suffers fractured hand

    Payne suffered a fractured bone in his left hand and is out indefinitely.

    Payne is currently on a two-way contract with the Magic, so he likely wouldn't have seen a bunch of action in the big league anyway. Still, it's a tough blow for Payne, as he was also limited to just 18 games last season with the Timberwolves while receiving treatment for a low platelet count. Payne's recovery depends on how he responds to treatment, so he can be considered out indefinitely for the time being until further information is provided.

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  • Magic's Adreian Payne: Signs two-way contract with Magic

    Payne signed a two-way contract with the Magic on Monday, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel reports.

    Payne has spent the last two and half season in Minnesota, but is coming off a 2016-17 campaign where he played in just 18 games. The bulk of those absences were due to thrombocytopenia, which is a disorder related to a low-platelet count in the bloodstream, but he's since been cleared for basketball activity. That said, Payne largely struggled to field interest during free agency and will have to settle for a two-way deal, which means he'll spend the majority of the upcoming campaign with the Magic's G-League affiliate.

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  • Timberwolves' Adreian Payne: Grabs three boards in six minutes

    Payne finished with three rebounds and one steal across six minutes during Monday's 110-109 victory over the Trail Blazers.

    Payne has only played in three games since being available to return from a blood disorder March 8. In those three games, he's averaged 2.7 points and 2.3 rebounds across 7.0 minutes per game. At this point in the season, it appears that the Timberwolves' rotation is mostly set in stone, only allowing Payne spotty minutes. He can safely be ignored in seemingly every fantasy format unless he starts garnering at least a consistent 15 to 20 minutes per night, which is doubtful.

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  • Timberwolves' Adreian Payne: Available to play Wednesday

    Payne (illness) will be available to play in Wednesday's matchup with the Clippers.

    Payne, who hasn't taken the court since the start of February, was cleared to practice in full Tuesday and is presumably back to full strength. However, he hasn't been a regular contributor this season even when healthy and is even more unlikely to garner much playing time now that he's coming off a prolonged absence.

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  • Timberwolves' Adreian Payne: Questionable Wednesday vs. Clippers

    Payne (illness) has been upgraded to questionable for Wednesday's game against the Clippers.

    Payne has missed more than a month while receiving treatment for a low platelet count, but after he was cleared to resume practicing Tuesday, he's no longer being viewed as out indefinitely. Though he's healthy enough to practice, he'll likely still need at least a few more days to regain full conditioning, so it's not expected that he'll see the floor Wednesday.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-10, 237 lbs
Birthplace: Dayton, OH, USA
Age: 31
School: Michigan State
Experience: 3